Youth Climate Action Micro-grants

Bristol City Council have secured funding from Bloomberg’s Youth Climate Action Grant and went live 10th June 2024.

Youth Climate Action Micro-grants

Bristol City Council have secured funding from Bloomberg’s Youth Climate Action Grant and went live 10th June 2024.

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Apply for a youth climate action fund grant

The fund is for micro-grants of between £800 – £3,500. This is being administered as an open call by CSE.

As mentioned, the funding comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies and has to be spent to short timescales as below:


  • Grant applications open: 10 June 2024

  • Grant applications close: 15 July 2024

  • Groups informed of decision: 17 July 2024

  • Fund transferred to groups: w/c 22 July 2024

  • Hard deadline for groups to spend all funding: 31 December 2024

  • Grant recipients submit grant reports: 31 January 2025

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Potential projects

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1. Help young people to make themselves heard at a neighbourhood, local and city level

For example, through;

  • Creative projects, such as through videos, art, music, creative writing, podcasts, theatre, craftivism etc.
  • Youth designed public awareness campaigns.
  • Supporting young people to become stronger advocates for the climate through climate awareness training.
  • Youth-led climate surveys and research engaging youth in conducting surveys and research on local climate impacts or attitudes towards climate change, helping to gather valuable data to inform decision making and inform projects.
  • Establish a Youth Climate Advisory group to work with local government officials to inform climate policies and programmes.
  • Youth climate hackathons.
  • Climate leadership training programmes.
  • A youth-led citizens assembly.
  • Mock COP event.

** Grant funds must not be used to conduct legislative advocacy nor lobbying.

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2. Offer young people access to training, education and skills that will equip them to take practical action on climate change and contribute to the Just Transition.

For example, through;

  • Developing pathways to employment in green jobs.
  • Practical projects with build skills, e.g. DIY insulation, solar panel installation, heat pump installation.
  • A project to raise awareness of a range of environmental careers, including making links between young people and professionals / mentoring schemes.
  • Develop educational initiatives les by young people that target local schools and communities to increase awareness of climate issues.
  • Education delivered through schools such as energy awareness and monitoring.
  • Food growing projects.
  • Creating an education space for young people to learn.
  • Citizen science projects.
  • Youth managed recycling and waste reduction programmes.
  • Repair and reuse workshops.
  • Safer cycling / Bikeability sessions for young adults.
  • Bike repair and maintenance sessions.
  • Horticultural learning / garden / allotment maintenance days.
  • Mentoring schemes.

3. Build resilience and capacity of young people to deal with the challenges of facing a changing climate and connect to nature.

For example, through;

  • Nature / food focussed wellbeing activities.
  • Projects to build awareness and appreciation for local wildlife.
  • Group cooking events focussed on sustainable / low carbon food / reduce food waste.
  • Developing an outdoor space for young people to connect to nature.
  • Planting fruit, vegetables, flowers / creating community gardens (including in schools).
  • Tree planting (including orchards).
  • Creating wildlife habitats.
  • Rewilding projects.
  • Cycle rides or walks.
  • Trips to inspirational projects in other areas of the city / building citywide youth networks.
  • Outdoor camps and trips with opportunities for young people to spend time in remote natural spaces and well as local green spaces.
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