Merton to Launch Community Climate Action Fund

Residents and local groups can bid to get financial support for their proposals

Solar panels. Picture: Sustainable Merton

July 31, 2023

A new fund is being launched by Merton Council to support environmental initiatives in the borough. Open for bids this autumn, the £500,000 Community Climate Action Fund will invite proposals from residents and community organisations to tackle climate change in the borough. The Fund complements the existing £750,000 Civic Pride Fund – Investing in Neighbourhoods.

The new fund will be disbursed evenly over the next three years, approximately £166,000 annually. This will allow residents or groups who aren’t ready to bid – or who aren’t initially successful – to bid in future.

Councillor Natasha Irons, Cabinet Member for Local Environment, Climate Change and Green Spaces said, “I am delighted that our Cabinet has approved Merton’s Community Climate Action Fund which will fund projects led by the community that support climate action in Merton.”

Councillor Eleanor Stringer, Cabinet Member for Civic Pride added, “Working with the community to find solutions to the challenges that we face is a great way to create civic pride and deliver a sustainable future. Merton Garden Streets, The Wheel and Energy Matters have each received funding from the Civic Pride Fund – Investing in Neighbourhoods and are examples of how local initiatives can make a real difference.”

To find out which projects have already received support from Merton’s Civic Pride Fund – Investing in Neighbourhoods,  see: Civic Pride Funds : Investing in Neighbourhoods .

Further details of both Funds can be viewed by reading the Cabinet paper: LB Merton Cabinet Paper.

To learn more about Merton’s Climate Strategy and Action Plan, visit:


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