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Climate Change and Biodiversity Grants

Funding from South Hams District Council

South Hams District Council, through its declaration of a Climate Change and Biodiversity Emergency, is seeking to encourage and support projects and ideas that will help the District become carbon neutral, improve its biodiversity and create climate resilient communities.

There are three funding opportunities on offer currently;

  1. Match funding* through the South Hams Climate Action and Biodiversity fund through Crowdfunder, this is now live and full information, including eligibility and guidance can be found by clicking here 

  2. Funding through your Local Ward Councillor (£3,000 available per Councillor) -  read more here

  3. South Hams District Council Climate Engagement Fund - click here to find out more and apply

*available until the total budget available has run out


For applications for small direct cash grants and the Climate Change and Biodiversity Locality Fund the project will need to support our Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy and lead to demonstrable reductions in carbon emissions or improvements in biodiversity. Below are some suggestions;

  1. Reducing carbon emissions from households, businesses or organisations, including community and voluntary groups (links to Objective 1 – Energy)

  2. Supporting behaviour change and sustainable living (links to Objectives 2 – Sustainability and 4 – Capability and Engagement)

  3. Projects which will result in removal of carbon from the atmosphere through nature-based solutions or supporting improvements in biodiversity (Links to Objective 3 – Land use and Biodiversity)

  4. Providing education and awareness of the Climate and Ecological emergency through direct engagement with hard to reach groups and individuals (links to Objective 4 – Capability and Engagement)

  5. Projects which aim to help communities and species adapt to the effects of Climate Change (Links to all Objectives)

  6. Projects to help reduce organisational carbon footprints (Links to all Objectives)

Sources of Funding for tree planting in Devon

Currently, there are over 20 different sources of funding for tree planting in Devon. The Devon Local Nature Partnership manage a list of funding sources which is available here;    

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