Richmond and Kingston Youth Council launches climate project funding for local youth

Following the success of last year’s grant initiative, the Youth Council is reintroducing the Kingston and Richmond Youth Climate Change Fund (KRCCYF) to support projects designed to help address the emergency climatic.

Young people aged 11-19 are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 to develop their ideas on how to reduce the impact of climate change and mitigate its effects. The fund aims to help young people become environmental advocates within their communities and empower them to participate in climate action.

The project must focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Natural habitat, conservation and biodiversity
  • Energy efficiency / renewable energy production
  • Water management / reduction of water waste
  • Sustainable travel, eg cycling, walking and cargo bikes
  • Circular economy, e.g. waste reduction and recycling
  • Behavioral Change/Management of Climate Change Anxiety
  • Adaptation, for example practical changes to cope with heat waves and floods

Candidates can apply between November 1 and December 9, 2022. To be eligible, applicants must live or go to school in Richmond upon Thames and have an adult sponsor who will support the climate change project, such as a teacher, parent or educator.

Learn more about the criteria and how to apply.

This activity is part of the Richmond Upon Thames Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan, which sets out the steps the council is taking to reduce the borough’s emissions and become carbon neutral as a business organization. 2030. The council is committed to helping residents, borough businesses and communities learn about climate change, understand what can be done about it, and inspire everyone to take action.

The Fund is managed by the Kingston and Richmond Youth Council and supported by the Richmond Council, the Kingston Council and Achieving for Children.

Watch this video to learn more about the fund.