Wellington Community Trust’s Climate Action Fund is a 2 million dollar fund. Its purpose is to support community-led movements that tackle climate change. It is open to organisations that can deliver measurable outcomes around reduced carbon emissions, carbon sequestration, and community and ecological resilience, in the greater Wellington region.
We believe the greatest potential to move the Wellington region to carbon neutrality will come from:
Investment in Advocacy: Challenging and changing existing policies, power structures, and behaviours
We want to create significant impact with this fund; therefore applications are expected be for a total minimum of $100,000, and a maximum of $1 million. Applications may request multi-year funding for a total of up to three years.
What is a coalition application? A coalition application involves creating a single application that will fund an initiative delivered by several different organisations working in the climate action space. The purpose is to encourage initiatives that may be too big or complex for any one organisation to deliver within a three-year timeframe. Coalitions must register as a separate organisation in WCT’s funding portaleven if some of the members have already registered. At least one member of a coalition must have charitable purpose. We will ask one of these members to act as the fund holder for any grants received.
What additional information will I need to supply if applying as a coalition? Applications from coalitions must include information about the governance and processes of working together, including roles and responsibilities
Can I request funding for an established, existing initiative, or for a new initiative? Yes
Can my initiative have national impact? Yes, if it’s locally led from the greater Wellington region.
Can I request some capability-building funding in my budget for my initiative? Yes
Can I request funding for equipment or capital expenditure? Yes, where there is a direct link between that equipment or capital expenditure and the projected outcomes
What information do I need to supply about how I will evaluate my programme? Please include the amount of money this evaluation will cost you, in your budget.