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Apply for a community grant

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Community grant

Application are now closed. Successful applicants will be announced in early September. 


What’s it all about?

Leading climate scientists have warned that we’re facing an unprecedented climate emergency that require action from all levels of society. 2/3 of local councils have declared a “climate emergency” including Manchester City Council which has set a target to be a “zero carbon” city by 2038 – or earlier.

Making our city zero carbon won't be easy. It will take significant steps from organisations and businesses, and small steps from individuals and communities.

Still, many are confused about the role they have to play, concerned that change will be difficult and uncertain about how to integrate meaningful change into a busy lifestyle.

That’s why we, a group of organisations in Manchester, are launching the “In Our Nature” programme to help everyone across the city live, work and travel in ways that are good for us, our communities and the environment. Together we can find ways to promote and enhance our green spaces, improve the air we breathe, eat healthier, and make more of the stuff we own and buy.

As part of this we want to empower local communities to make positive changes in their area by providing funding for innovative, community-led projects that respond to local needs and priorities.

Successful groups will receive…

  • A grant of up to 10k to bring their project to life.
  • Opportunities to connect and share experiences with the other successful groups.
  • Access to wider support through the “In Our Nature” programme including:
    • Graphic design support
    • Guidance with evaluation and measuring impact
    • Guidance with applying for further funding
    • PR opportunities and support

Got a question about the grant process? Get in touch inournature@hubbub.org.uk.


This grant funding has been possible with support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Wates Family Enterprise Trust and a coalition of corporate partners including the Co-op, Suntory Beverage Food GB&I and Coca-Cola GB. The In Our Nature communities programme is funded by the National Lottery.

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