2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council provide funding for community climate action, for example through an environment fund or climate action fund?

Question code
Collaboration & Engagement
Funding for community climate action
Volunteer Research
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Criteria met for a ring-fenced fund that a council has created to spend on climate action locally, either in partnership with the council or for other organisations or volunteer and community groups. The fund must fulfill the following criteria:
- The fund is at least £10k in size. Where the overall amount of funding has not been stated, it will be assumed that funds awarding individual grants over £1k in size have a total fund of at least £10k.
- The fund is accessible to community groups, including, where relevant, parish councils.
- The funding has been open to applications at some point since 1st January 2022, in order to include funds released in waves that may not be open at the time of marking.


More general community or environment funds will be included if they specify that climate change and biodiversity/ecological projects will be supported.

This can be a pooled fund between multiple councils.

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7 Northern Irish councils

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4 Northern Irish councils
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council1/1armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk
Belfast City Council1/1belfastcity.gov.uk
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council1/1fermanaghomagh.com
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council1/1lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/1
Ards and North Down Borough Council0/1
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/1
Derry City and Strabane District Council0/1
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/1
Mid Ulster District Council0/1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/1