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Young people involved in climate activism, listen up

Words by Abi Scaife

There's up to £40,000 in funding available for you.

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As the charitable arm of The Energy Saving Trust, The Energy Saving Trust Foundation supports charities working on youth-led climate projects. With the help of Airbnb, they are relaunching their Youth Climate Fund for another year.

Organisations that are helping to facilitate youth-led climate action initiatives are able to apply for a grant of up to £40,000, which will be given out over the course of two years.

Why are they doing this?

“We want young people to feel more confident about taking action to address the climate emergency and making their voices heard,” said Jim Metcalfe, chair of the Energy Saving Trust Foundation’s board of trustees. “We encourage organisations to think creatively and embrace new approaches to make climate change relevant, accessible, and engaging to young minds.” 

Apply for the grant and view the funding criteria here.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Climate Coalition. This is the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. Find out more and support them here.

Climate Reframe.  Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Find out more.

Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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