Up to £2,000 available for communities and local councils to reduce carbon emissions in Cornwall

Crowdfunder and Cornwall Council have come together to support councils and communities in Cornwall that are developing their own local climate emergency response. The Town and Parish Council and Community Fund aims to help local councils and community groups get started on mapping their carbon footprint or prepare to put their plans into action. 

About this fund

Active Cornwall Council: Town And Parish Council And Community Group Fund
Cornwall Council: Town and Parish Council and Community Group Fund
Get up to £2,000

Local councils and community groups can apply for a grant to match fund 50% of costs, up to £2,000, to develop their own carbon inventory, action plan or feasibility work. Projects will need to raise at least 10% match funding from at least 25 unique backers before Cornwall Council funds can be released.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

Eligible organisations

City, Town and Parish Councils and Constituted community groups with a demonstrable remit to reduce carbon emissions.

The fund is specifically for helping develop work to understand your own carbon footprint, including how you can reduce emissions and work towards carbon neutrality.

Projects will be one of the following:

  • Commissioning an emissions baseline study
  • Developing an action plan to reduce emissions
  • Feasibility work into carbon reduction projects

The funds cannot be spent on:

  • Retrospective funding to fill funding gaps not identified before the project starts.
  • Salary or routine administration costs.
  • Political activities, lobbying or campaigning.
  • Projects which in the assessment of Cornwall Council show actual or potential unlawful discrimination within the terms of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Statutory activities/requirements.
  • Hospitality (catering and refreshment costs).
  • Contributions in kind through volunteer time.
  • Applications from individual private/commercial sector organisations.
  • Clothing/Uniform for the sole use of an individual.
  • Funding for projects not delivered in Cornwall.

Successful local councils and community groups will be expected to:

  • Produce a brief final project summary (a simple template will be provided)
  • Produce evidence of eligible expenditure if requested, e.g., receipts, quotations
  • Contribute to news stories about the project as requested.

You can read the terms and conditions here.

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

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Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

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Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

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Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

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