London Schools' Climate Kick Start grants available to secondary schools

14 Sep 2021

The Mayor’s Climate Kick-Start will see thousands of students take action for the environment in their schools and homes.

The week of activities will take place from 1-5 November, between the first ever Earthshot Prize in London and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, giving students at London schools the chance to make a real difference during this important time of environmental action.

Whether your secondary school or alternative education provider is already taking action on environmental issues or not, we’d love you to get involved.

Apply for funding

London state secondary schools and alternative education providers can
apply for funding to carry out activities during the week (Activity Grants), or for longer term project funding (Green Schools Grants).

Grant applications close at 9am on Friday, 24 September.

As well as funding there will also be free lesson resources, activities and toolkits which relate to the curriculum available for all London secondary schools and education providers. Private and independent schools can still host events as part of the Climate Kick-Start if they are self-funded, and will receive resources to help facilitate them.

About Climate Kick-Start

The Climate Kick-Start will see London secondary schools working together to tackle some of our planet’s biggest threats - climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, air pollution and single-use plastics. There will be dozens of hands-on free events, from sustainable fashion shows and clean-tech careers fairs to tree planting and pedal-powered activity days. The week is designed to educate and empower young people to go further and faster to address environmental issues as well as to showcase the fantastic work that so many schools are already doing.

Backed by a host of exciting partners, including Bloomberg and Let’s Go Zero 2030, and supported by the London Schools Climate Summit, the project is set to be one of the most ambitious and exciting projects to engage London’s young people that the city has ever seen.

Further information

You can read more about the London Schools’ Climate Kick-Start programme.

We hope you are able to take part!

Please note the School Travel Team are signposting schools to this funding and do not have information on eligible projects or the funding process, please visit the London.gov website for further information.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021

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