Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has been awarded funding through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to support climate literacy training.
The grant will fund carbon literacy training to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), community and voluntary groups and parish and town councils to understand climate change, carbon footprints and how to take new, significant actions to reduce emissions at work and home.
What is Carbon Literacy training?
Carbon Literacy® is a term used to describe an awareness of climate change, and the climate impacts of everyday activities. The term is now exclusively associated with The Carbon Literacy Project.
Carbon Literacy® training approved by The Carbon Literacy Project is offered by many different organisations and trainers. Training is usually tailored to a specific sector, such as the community sector or SMEs. Here are some of the Carbon Literacy courses on offer.
What is the grant funding for?
Grant funding of up to £130 per person is available for course costs and certification.
Organisations can apply for funding to train up to 10 individuals, supporting the achievement of Carbon Literate Organisation status at bronze, silver, gold or platinum levels. Becoming a Carbon Literate Organisation provides a visible badge to the community and customers that could help to secure future funding, attract and retain staff and customers.
Individuals or organisations may put in an application individually or together to fund group training.
All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on 3 March 2024.
All training must be completed before the end of February 2025.