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Applications Open for Green Recovery Challenge Fund – United Kingdom

Applications Open for Green Recovery Challenge Fund – United Kingdom

Deadline: Various

For applications up to £250k: 2 October 2020
For applications over £250k: 24 September 2020
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term competitive fund to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and retaining a range of jobs. It is open to environmental charities and their partners to deliver projects in England.

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The aim of the fund is to support projects that are ready to deliver and focus on nature restoration, nature-based solutions and connecting people with nature, delivering against the goals of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP), whilst helping to sustain and build capacity in the sector.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by bringing forward £10 million of money from the Nature Recovery Fund and £30 million of Nature for Climate Funding.


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The Fund covers three themes:

Nature conservation and restoration, including ecosystem restoration and species recovery;
Nature-based solutions, particularly for climate change mitigation and adaptation; and
Connecting people with nature.
Funding Information

Grants of £50,000 – £5million to deliver environmental projects in England.
Open to environmental charities and their partners.
Projects must be ready to deliver and funding must be spent by 31 March 2022.
Who can apply?

Deadline Free Grants
Under this programme, they welcome applications from:

Environmental Charities

Your organization will be a not-for-profit organization such as a charitable incorporated organization or company limited by guarantee, registered with the Charity Commission. The organization’s principal aims (or charitable objectives) will be concerned with the protection or improvement of the natural environment.

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Partnerships Involving at Least One Environmental Charity

In addition to at least one environmental charity, partnerships can include:

Other not-for-profit organizations, including non-environmental charities
AONBs, National Park Authorities, local authorities and universities, however these bodies can only use the grant funding to cover certain costs
‘For-profit organizations’ (for example utility companies) however these bodies cannot be the lead applicant or receive any of the grant funding.
What can you apply for?
Applicants can apply for projects which are ready to deliver and are able to spend the grant fully by end March 2022.
All project activity must take place in England.
For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/governments-40-million-green-recovery-challenge-fund-opens-for-applications

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