Climate Action Week 2023
Team Doncaster has made a firm commitment to tackling Climate Change by implementing a borough-wide strategy aimed at achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040. Everyone has a part to play in this strategy, and the role of communities in enabling change at an individual level is both recognised and supported.
Doncaster’s Climate Action campaign coincides with the start of the COP28 climate negotiations, and a borough-wide training event for professionals in all parts of the borough. To complement this work, we are asking communities to consider how they may also participate in this campaign, for example by providing necessary skills and/or raising awareness throughout of climate action across every area of Doncaster.
Local events - 27th - 4th December:
This is Me training - DANUM Gallery - Library - Museum - 10.30-16.30 (Trash to trend workshop - learn how to create new items from old belongings e.g. clothes!)
Family Hub Stay and Play sessions:
North – Adwick Family Hub 9:30-11:00
Central – Balby 10:00-11:30
Central – Central Family Hub 13:30-15:00
North – Bentley 09:30-11:00
Central – Wheatley 09:30-11:00
South – Denaby 09:30-11:00
South – Rossington 09:30-11:00
North – Askern 09:30-11:00
Climate-related children’s activities
Monday 4th December:
Drop-in session (Doncaster Private Landlords and Owners) - Civic Office, Waterdale, DN1 3BU, Room 7b
10am - 3pm (just walk in and report to reception)
City of Doncaster 's Strategic Housing Team are hosting a drop-in session for private landlords and owners of empty homes. Walk in and receive advice on a variety of topics including:
- Energy efficiency measures
- Renting out properties and minimum standards
- Pre-tenancy checks
- Safety measures
- And more!
About the Climate Action Campaign Micro-Grant
To support this campaign further, a Micro-Grant scheme - of up-to £250 - has been set up to support community groups to get involved in Climate Action Week.
This grant is available to the following groups in Doncaster, whether constituted or not:
- Not-for profit voluntary or community organisations
- Registered charities
- Faith-based organisations
- Not-for profit companies, community interest companies or social enterprises
The grant could be used for climate education and engagement activities that take place during Doncaster’s Climate Action Campaign. It could be a one off event or a number of activities that take place throughout the month. The project/activity does not need to directly reduce carbon in its delivery, but you should be able to demonstrate how it supports carbon reduction in the future – for example a course giving people the opportunity to develop life skills around repair of items may result in the reduction of waste in the future.
Further examples could include:
- Life skills sessions – cookery / make, do and mend, food growing, cycling for example
- Story-telling sessions
- Dramatic/musical productions of climate change narratives.
- Upcycling arts and crafts sessions
- Activities which include tree planting
The list is endless!
We are open to fund a variety of activities and costs as part of this grant and welcome creativity; we love to hear about all of the different and unique activities that you provide to the community throughout the year and look forward to hearing how you would like to use this micro-grant.
Apply together and join #DoncasterDeliveringTogether
- Application Form - Climate Action Micro-grant
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- Guidance Notes - CAWD Microgrant
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