If your idea or project meets the criteria you can apply for a grant to match fund between 20% and 40% of costs, up to £4,000 although for exceptional projects that could offer a larger impact we may offer grants of up to £15,000.
Carbon Neutral Cornwall Fund grants will be pledged once the applicant has reached 25% of their target from a minimum of 10 unique backers.
Constituted community groups are eligible for up to 40% match funding
Incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible for up to 30% match funding
Incorporated for-profit organisations are eligible for up to 20% match funding.Your project will need to support our climate emergency response through one of the following:
The funds cannot be spent on:
- Reducing carbon emissions from households, businesses or organisations
- Promoting sustainable choices and behaviour change
- Creating new opportunities for renewable energy
- Supporting climate resilient communities and spaces
- Promoting the removal of carbon from the atmosphere through nature-based solutions (excluding any project under £2,000 in total value, these projects are supported by the Grow Nature Seed Fund and also excluding any activities supported by the Forest for Cornwall Fund i.e. tree planting)
Successful applicants will be expected to:
- Retrospective funding to fill funding gaps not identified before the project starts.
- Salary or routine administration costs.
- Political activities, lobbying or campaigning.
- Projects which in the assessment of Cornwall Council show actual or potential unlawful discrimination within the terms of the Equality Act 2010.
- Statutory activities/requirements.
- Hospitality (catering and refreshment costs).
- Contributions in kind through volunteer time.
- Clothing/Uniform for the sole use of an individual.
- Funding for projects not delivered in Cornwall.
- Produce a brief final project summary (a simple template will be provided)
- Produce evidence of eligible expenditure if requested, e.g., receipts, quotations
- Contribute to news stories about the project as requested
Please read the terms and conditions here.