CCE funding opportunities are available through numerous public and private organizations. Financial support can include grants for schools and community groups, achievement awards for both educators and students and environmental education scholarships. Below are links to several donor organizations:
ACE Action Scholarships (USA)
California-based Alliance for Climate Education offers students grants and scholarships (up to US$2,500) for projects aimed at greening schools.
Big Lottery Fund (UK)
Britain’s Big Lottery Fund offers grants from £300 to over £500,000 to organisations ranging from small local groups to major national charities. Proposals related to environment and education are encouraged.
British Ecological Society: Innovation in Ecological Education Grant (UK)
Grants of up to £1,500 to help teachers develop creative and innovative approaches in communicating ecology to young people of all ages.
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation: A Cause with Effect
This British foundation offers small grants (maximum £5,000) for charitable projects undertaken by voluntary/community groups in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (UK). The foundation encourages proposals related to limiting climate change.
Captain Planet Foundation (USA)
Foundation distributes grants (US$250 – US$2,500) to support hands-on environmental projects with youth.
EPA Environmental Education Grants (USA)
EPA’s Office of Environmental Education supports environmental education projects that enhance the public’s awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.
Disney Planet Challenge Funding for Public School Classrooms (USA)
Disney’s Planet Challenge is offering match funding to hands-on environmental project(s) submitted by 3rd through 8th grade teachers requesting $650 or less in materials. Full-funding is available to teachers who also sign up to participate in Disney’s Planet Challenge after August 18th!
Greening Canada’s School Grounds (Canada)
Organization receives applications on a rolling basis for funding to plant trees on Canadian school grounds.
International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment (Germany)
A Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FONA) offers funding aimed at introducing model projects to help establish and expand international partnerships in the research, development and application of environmental and climate protection technologies and services and to trigger the development of lead markets in this area.
NASA has funding available for cooperative agreements for projects designed to education students, teachers and lifelong learners about climate change. Funding is available for higher education institutions, state agencies, local agencies, or federally recognized tribal government agencies; public school districts; and non profit organizations.
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