2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the combined authority provide funding for community action on biodiversity, for example through an environment fund or biodiversity action fund?

Question code
Planning & Biodiversity (CA)
Biodiversity Community Funding
Volunteer Research
Question weight


This is a ring-fenced fund that a combined authority has created to spend on biodiversity action locally for other organisations and volunteer groups.

The criteria must clearly be about biodiversity action projects and those who apply must complete some sort of application to define their planned biodiversity activities.

Point awarded if the combined authority has established a community biodiversity action fund or similar, provided the following criteria are met:
- The fund is at least £500,000 or higher. Where the overall amount of funding isn't clear, it will be assumed that funds awarding individual grants over £10,000 or up to £100,000 will meet this criteria.
- The fund is accessible to community groups, including where relevant parish councils


More general community or environment funds (such as the LCR Community Environment Fund) will be awarded if they specify that biodiversity projects will be supported.

The fund must be current - either accepting nominations in 2023, or awarding funding from January 2022.

Question performance

0 points

5 Combined Authorities

1 point

6 Combined Authorities
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority1/1cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk
Greater London Authority1/1london.gov.uk
Greater Manchester Combined Authority1/1greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority1/1liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk
West Midlands Combined Authority1/1wmca.org.uk
West of England Combined Authority1/1westofengland-ca.gov.uk
North East Combined Authority0/1
North of Tyne Combined Authority0/1
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority0/1
Tees Valley Combined Authority0/1
West Yorkshire Combined Authority0/1