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Climate Action Fund for COP26

Applications welcome 20th September – 8th October 2021

Got a great idea for a climate action themed project/ initiative? Provost Linda Doyle is providing funding up to €5,000 for ONE successful project. Each project application will be reviewed by a committee and the successful applicant will be chosen to receive funding to put their idea to work. Our goal? To raise the bar at Trinity on climate action – be that in your school/ department/ office/ for the university as a whole. 

Applications are welcome from staff and/or students. Projects that are student-led or involve student participation are encouraged.

The objectives are: 

1. To seed new initiatives that enhance campus climate action at Trinity;

2. To enable behaviours that will benefit the environment on campus and throughout life

3. To enhance communication and education on climate action 

 

Please complete the form available here and submit by email only to mhallaha@tcd.ie.

Guidelines for application

  • Projects must have an objective that will raise the bar for climate action at Trinity, including education about or enhancing awareness of climate change/ climate resilience/ climate mitigation, and enable more sustainable behaviours on and off campus;
  • Proposed projects should have a justified budget of up to €5,000;
  • Project proposals should indicate when the climate action will take place;
  • Projects must have a start date between one and six months following the application deadline;
  • Proposals must specify a project start date and end date; a description and itemised budget; and must indicate what deliverables (i.e. concrete results) the project will provide/create;
  • A review panel consisting of a sub-group of students and staff from the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living will review and select the projects to receive funding;
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the panel’s review within two weeks of the application deadline.

Projects which have previously been funded by the sustainability fund include:

  • Establishment of Trinity Green Labs programme
  • 3D printing of cuvettes using recycled plastic, School of Physics
  • A sustainability fair in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute 
  • Partial funding of a bike repair station on campus
  • Establishment of EnviroLend - free dishware loan scheme for student societies.

Follow-up on funded projects

Any project in receipt of funding will need to provide the following, upon completion of the project:

  • Photos illustrating the success of the project/event /initiative
  • A paragraph describing the outcome of the project and what results were achieved (e.g. number of people who were engaged by the project; ripple effect (if any); lessons learned for future projects/ initiatives)

The application form for proposed projects to be funded through this one-time Climate Action Fund can be found here.