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
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.