Carbon Innovation Fund Stage One Application

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We’re offering funding of between £75,000 - £100,000 to support work in the food and farming sector which reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. We’re looking for innovative projects, movements, or inventions which not only deliver an environmental good, but contribute to real systems change, and can demonstrate a positive impact for people and communities too.

Applications open on Monday 22nd November and close on Friday 10th December.

Please ensure you have read the guidance notes before writing your application. You can also re-watch our information webinar about the fund here

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If you have any questions about this funding, please email
1. Data declaration and authorisation

We will not pass your details on to third parties other than for the purposes described below. 
Application primary contact

All communications related to your application will be sent to this email address. Please double check that you have spelled it correctly with no typos.
Application secondary contact

Organisation address and status

About your organisation

About your project

if you are successful after this stage, there will be the opportunity to send us a more detailed project plan

this could be evidence from a credible source, a similar project, or from your own/ contracted verification methods

By innovative, we mean either: • Something completely new to your sector, region, country, or the world • Something that is not new, but is different to the mainstream or status quo (this may include ancient, traditional or indigenous practices) • A new or different method of delivering something which already exists


Please enter without symbols, commas or decimal places, e.g 75000)

Please present this as a list. We need to know the main items or activities in your project and how much they will cost. if you are successful after this stage, we’ll ask for a more detailed budget.

Final questions

NB: This is just for our information. Current Co-op suppliers will not have an advantage over other applicants.

We’d value your feedback on our funding guidelines and application form. Your responses to this section won’t be used to assess your application but will help us improve our grant application processes.