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Please note: The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest has now closed.

Applications are open for our Youth Climate Action Fund for organisations in Northern Ireland. We can provide funding up to £40,000 over two years but we welcome applications at all levels of funding.

In line with our commitments to being an open and trusting funder we’re sharing the success rates from our previous funding rounds:

  • Success rate from Expression of Interest (EOI) stage to receiving funding is 9%
  • Success rate from full application stage to receiving funding is 55%

We have up to £120,000 available for this round of funding. We expect to shortlist no more than five applications from EOI stage to full application stage and would like to award at least two grants.

Applications are a two-stage process: 

  • A short expression of interest (EOI) due by Friday 12 April 2024
  • A full application due by Friday 10 May 2024.

The EOI forms will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please expect a response within five working days of submitting your EOI informing you whether you’ve been invited to submit a full application.  

We encourage you to submit your EOI forms as soon as possible to allow enough time to complete a full application before the 10 May deadline.

We want to ensure that the application process is as accessible and supportive as possible. We can support EOIs and applications in other languages and alternative formats, such as a video or through phone conversations. Please contact the Foundation if you’d like to apply via another method.

Timeline and important dates

Youth Climate Action Fund EOI process openFriday 15 March 2024
Closing date for EOIs to be submittedFriday 12 April 2024
Closing date for full applications to be submittedFriday 10 May 2024
Assessment periodFriday 10 May to Thursday 27 June 2024
Successful grantees contactedWeek starting Monday 1 July 2024
One day training delivered by Ulster WildlifeAugust/September 2024

Grant funding criteria

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Last updated: 15 April 2024