Lambeth launches Future Fit Schools grants

5 December 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth’s Future Fit Schools Network is launching new funding for schools in the borough to help teach young people about the challenges of a changing climate.

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Lambeth launches Future Fit Schools grants

The Lambeth Future Fit Schools Network was launched last year as a way for the borough’s schools and nurseries to coordinate climate action and move towards Net Zero.

Schools that are signed up benefit from action-focused workshops, dedicated resources for embedding and supporting climate action in schools and learning opportunities from other Lambeth schools and industry experts.

A total of £10,000 has been made available for the fund, to be split between schools to support pupil-led climate action.

Deputy council leader Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “The climate crisis is the single biggest challenge that we face and the younger generation will feel the impact even more than we are.

“That is why it is so important that children and young people are given the knowledge and understanding of the challenge but also encouraged to think about the longer-term consequences and what can be done to avoid a future catastrophe.

“The Future Fit Schools Network has already brought together some of our fantastic local schools and stimulated the debate on what individual schools can do to lower their carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable.”

The Lambeth Future Fit Schools Network was established after the Department for Education published a climate strategy last year to support schools to become Net Zero, improve climate education and boost biodiversity.

Lambeth schools that are signed up to the network benefit from workshops, dedicated resources for supporting climate action and can share new ways of working with other schools.

The launch of the fund will mean recipients can accelerate projects ranging from rain gardens, food-growing infrastructure and composting.

Lambeth Council will be hosting a free webinar on December 13 from 3.30pm-4.30pm to discuss the new funding, eligibility criteria and future events hosted by the network. Registration is now open  here.

Cllr Chowdhury added: “I would encourage schools to join us on December 13 to hear more about how this new funding can benefit their existing climate action and how they can develop stronger links with other local schools, nurseries and colleges.”

For more information visit our Lambeth School Partnership webpage.