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Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) Opens Call for Applications

Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) Opens Call for Applications

Cork County Council’s Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) designed to provide targeted funding for community groups through a competitive application process and deliver community climate action. 

In partnership with Cork County Council, the Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) aims to support and empower communities in shaping and building low carbon, sustainable communities which will contribute to national climate and energy targets. The programme is divided into two separate strands, Strand 1 and Strand 1a.

Strand 1 of the CCAP will provide funding to community organisations within Cork County to deliver a local climate action project/initiative. Eligible community organisations can apply for up to 100% funding across three categories: 

Small scale projects: less than €20,000 (10% of funding) 

Medium scale projects: €20,000 to €50,000 (40% of funding) 

Large scale projects: €51,000 to €100,000 (50% of funding) 

Proposed projects should address one or more of the following five themes under home/energy, travel, food and waste, shopping and recycling, and local climate and environmental action. 

Additionally, under Strand 1a of the CCAP, community organisations can propose a cross-border project in partnership with organisations in Northern Ireland. These projects must address the same five themes as Strand 1 and must have a clear North/South basis, with a cross-border partnership approach and impact. 

The Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) forms an important aspect of Cork County Council’s approach to local community climate action and aims to support the objectives and actions of the Council’s draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029

Speaking after the launch of the Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP), North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said, “Climate change is one of the most significant challenges impacting our local communities in Cork County. The Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) is an exciting funding programme which will empower our communities to address climate change and deliver meaningful change at a local level. I would encourage our active community organisations to consider developing a proposal and making an application to the CCAP before the deadline of Thursday 7th March 2024”.

 

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Valerie O’Sullivan, echoed the sentiments adding, “Climate action is a key strategic priority for Cork County Council, and the launch of the Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) is an important and positive step in delivering our key objectives. In combination with the recent publication of our draft Climate Action Plan 2024-2029, the CCAP signifies a strong example of Cork County Council’s commitment to supporting community climate action and enabling our transition to a low carbon and climate resilient County. Cork County Council has been allocated €1.2 million euro by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications to deliver the CCAP, and I hope that our local community groups consider making an application in advance of the deadline”.

Applications for Strand 1 and Strand 1a of the Community Climate Action Programme (CCAP) open on Wednesday 13th December 2023 for a period of 12 weeks, with a closing date of Wednesday 6th March 2024

Further details regarding eligibility, requirements and the application process are available at www.corkcoco.ie