Great Big Green week 2024 is taking place accross the UK on 8th -16th June this year.
IT IS THE UK’S BIGGEST EVER CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY ACTION TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROTECT NATURE.
We are delighted to be able to offer small grants to groups who are putting on events as part of the week thanks to support from Oxfordshire County Council and Climate Action Oxfordshire
The Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week small grants programme supports community groups to organise local events, activities and festivals during the Great Big Green Week 2023. These should engage the local community and celebrate action and progress being made on climate change.
We want to support activities and events that empower local groups to create new connections and raise awareness in order to support new people, local businesses and organisations to take climate action.
Photos from events in 2023 from Thames21, Banbury CAG and Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon
Find out what groups got up to last year and get inspiration for this years events - download our grants repot here:
Types of Grants
Grants of £200 are available for activities taking place during GBGW. We are particularly encouraging groups who are ‘new’ to GBGW to apply. If you would like to plan a series of events that build off one another and can ‘extend’ your GBGW activities as a month-long celebration, you can apply for a grant of up to £500 (i.e. more than one event spread across the month of June). We would like to particularly emphasise the importance of creating social connections, which can build resilient communities, through these activities.
Your Event or Activity
Must take place during Big Green Week (8 June - 16 June)
Credit that it is ‘Supported by Oxfordshire County Council’
Incorporate logo and strapline of Climate Action Oxfordshire on publicity
Use #ClimateActionOxfordshire tag in any social activity
Share at least one photo of the event that can be used in future promotion of the event (with proper permissions already secured) by Oxfordshire County Council. OCC will provide appropriate credit.
What We Can Fund:
Staff costs (if directly supporting your Great Big Green Week Activity)
Publicity e.g flyers, social media advertising
What We Cannot Fund:
Political organisations or events
Profit-making or fundraising activities
Contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest
VAT you can reclaim
Overseas travel or projects that take place outside of the UK
Small land or refurbishment projects
The deadline for grant applications is Friday, 12 April. We will aim to notify successful applicants by Tuesday, 30 April and grants will be paid into your organisation's bank account as soon as possible following confirmation.
Who Can Apply
Voluntary and community organisations
Constituted group or club
Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
Community interest company (CIC)
School (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school & you have a safeguarding policy)
Community benefit society
Who We Cannot Accept Applications From
Organisations based outside the UK
Companies that can pay profits to directors, shareholders or members (including Companies Limited by Shares)
How to apply
Download the Guidance as a pdf and application form as a word doc here:
With Thanks to Oxfordshire County Council and Climate Action Oxfordshire for their continued support in pormoting Great Big Green Week.