Richmond and Kingston Youth Council launch climate project funding for local young people

7 November 2022

Following the success of last year’s grant initiative, the Youth Council is reintroducing the Kingston and Richmond Climate Change Youth Fund (KRCCYF) to support projects designed to help address the climate emergency.

Young people aged 11 to 19 are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 to develop their ideas on how to reduce the impact of climate change and mitigate its effects. The fund aims to help young people become environmental advocates within their community and empower them to participate in climate action.

The project must focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Natural habitat, conservation and biodiversity
  • Energy efficiency / renewable energy generation
  • Water management / reducing water wastage
  • Sustainable travel e.g. cycling, walking and cargo bikes
  • Circular economy e.g. waste reduction and upcycling
  • Behaviour change / addressing climate change anxiety
  • Adaptation e.g practical changes to cope with heat waves and flooding

Applicants can apply between 1 November and 9 December 2022. To be eligible, applicants are required to live or go to school in Richmond upon Thames and have an adult sponsor who will be supporting the climate change project such as a teacher, parent or youth worker.

Learn more about the criteria and how to apply.

This activity is part of Richmond Upon Thames’ Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan, which set out steps the Council is taking to reduce the borough’s emissions and become carbon neutral as an organisation by 2030. The Council is committed to helping the borough's residents, businesses and communities learn about climate change, understand what can be done to address it, and inspire everyone to take action.

The Fund is managed by the Kingston and Richmond Youth Council and supported by Richmond Council, Kingston Council and Achieving for Children.

Watch this video to learn more about the fund.

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Updated: 7 November 2022

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