Deadline looms for charities to access large grants for green projects

The deadline for charities, looking to secure large grants of up to £2m in funding being handed out by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for environmental projects, is fast approaching.

Those looking to secure grants of between £250,000 to £2m through the Green Recovery Challenge Fund have to submit their expression of interest by 12noon next week ( 22 March).

Those wanted to apply for large grants must contribute at least 5% of the project costs in cash.

Charities looking to apply for green grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 have until 12noon on 14 April to apply.

The funding is for projects involved in nature conservation and restoration, tackling climate change or connecting people with nature.

This is the second round of Green Challenge Fund and is worth up to £40m.

Grants from the first round of funding, also for £4m, were awarded in December.

In this earlier round 68 projects received grants, ranging from £62,000 to £3.8m.

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