Climate change is already impacting our society, our natural environment and our heritage.
We want all the projects we fund to reduce the effects of climate change, assist places and people to adapt to our changing planet, and to support nature’s recovery across the UK.
We expect them all to have a positive impact on our environment and we factor a project’s environmental impact into our decision making.
We expect to see environmental sustainability embedded into applicants' decision making.
This applies to all projects – whether our funding is supporting an entire landscape, regeneration of a local park, a museum refurbishment or bringing a community together.
What we expect from projects
To reach our environmental sustainability requirement, we expect all projects we fund to:
- limit any potential damage to the environment
- make a positive impact on the environment and particularly for nature
Including environmental sustainability within your project right from the beginning will mean your project is likely to be more resilient, financially sustainable and have multiple benefits for people and the community.
We expect to see environmental sustainability embedded into applicants' decision making. You should also think about how to measure your environmental sustainability and ensure that this is part of your evaluation strategy.
Read our in-depth good practice guidance.
Access practical support from the Fit for the Future network.
Outreach with a Porpoise has received a £24,600 grant to raise awareness of harbour porpoises and marine life in south Pembrokeshire.
This project helped to safeguard some of South West England’s rarest butterfly and moth species. The conservation work engaged a wider range of people through working with partners.
We want all our projects to do their very best to help mitigate against and adapt to the effects of our changing climate and to help nature recover.
Whether our funding is conserving a nature reserve, a museum, a public park or a building, we will expect projects to take the opportunity to
Gasworks Dock Partnership is regenerating Cody Dock in the lower Lea River to transform it in a vital wildlife corridor in Newham, East London.
The Woodland Trust are restoring and connecting Faughan valley’s woodlands, providing a habitat for wildlife to thrive.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have been awarded a £2.69million National Lottery grant to protect and rejuvenate Castlewellan Forest Park in County Down, Northern Ireland.