Funding opportunity to Cut the Carbon

Cut the Carbon Fund
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2011 5:00pm

LSIS is pleased to invite bids from learning and skills provider organisations to join the new Cut the Carbon Fund (CCF).

The fund is designed to support projects to evaluate, further develop, expand and embed effective approaches to reducing the sector’s carbon emissions and to share these approaches and systems with other providers.

Bids, up to a maximum of £8,000, may be submitted by provider organisations working individually or in collaboration with others but must be for activities that would have transferable learning and benefits for the wider sector rather than just an individual organisation.

The FAQs indicate that bids can be accepted from “organisations in England whose primary function is as a provider of further education and training. Eligible providers are SFA/YPLA-funded organisations (other than schools) subject to inspection by Ofsted, with no inspection grades less than satisfactory in their most recent Ofsted inspection report. The only eligible Higher Education Institutions are those with learning and skills provision funded by the SFA/YPLA. This aspect of their provision would also be subject to inspection by Ofsted.”

Projects should be completed by 31st March 2011.

Applications can be made using the following forms:

CCF invitation (.doc, 153KB)
CCF Frequently asked questions (.doc, 162KB)
CCF application form (.doc, 158KB)