Cabinet considered the head of policy and programmes’ report on a climate action fund. The report set out the proposed policy, guidelines and desired outcomes for the fund within the wider context of the council’s climate emergency work. The report also detailed the proposed decision-making process for funding applications and outlined the timeline for its launch.
Cabinet welcomed the introduction of the fund, which demonstrated the council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency. It was hoped that the fund’s launch would inspire and enable community groups to meet the climate challenge.
(a) approve the Climate Action Fund policy and guidelines;
(b) endorse the launch of the fund and the head of policy and programmes making final award decisions, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet and ward members; and
(c) request members to promote the fund within their communities to help ensure a wide reach of applicants.