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7 February 2022

Garfield Weston Foundation Provides Additional Support for Climate and Environmental Organisations

UK charities can apply to receive expert-led training, networking opportunities and one-to-one sessions with media professionals to improve their climate communication.

Media Trust’s Weston Communicating Climate Programme supports environmental charities to extend the reach, power and impact of their messaging and better engage with audiences on climate issues.

Funding is being provided by the Garfield Weston Foundation, a grant-making trust with a record of support for environmental charities.

Discussing the new programme Philippa Charles, the Foundation’s director, said:

“Our vision is for effective environmental and climate organisations to have great skill and capacity for impactful communications so they can reach new and wider audiences and accelerate change. This programme helps achieve that.”

As well as the Communicating Climate Programme, the Garfield Weston Foundation also supports groups in tackling climate issues through its environment grant funding stream.

The Foundation offers two levels of funding, which can be used towards capital, revenue or project costs:

  • Regular Grants of up to £100,000.
  • Major Grants of £100,000 and above. (When awarding major grants, the Foundation typically expects the project and organisation’s overall annual income to be in excess of £1 million.)

Eligible environmental activities include:

  • Sustainable land use and fishing.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Recycling schemes.
  • Climate change science.

In the past, organisations such as the Devon Wildlife Trust and Surfers Against Sewage have received funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Applications to the Foundation’s Grants scheme can be made at any time.

The deadline to apply for the Communicating Climate Programme is 5pm on 15 February 2022.

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