Climate and Sustainability Fund information sessions

If you have an initiative, project, or even just a seedling of an idea, we invite you to attend one of our sessions to learn more about this fund.

In preparation for the next round of funding, we will be holding two information evenings about the Climate and Sustainability fund.

For details about this fund, see: Climate and Sustainability fund page

Who can attend

If you have an initiative, project, or even just a seedling of an idea – we warmly invite you to attend one of our sessions.

Come along and:

  • learn more about the fund and its first recipients
  • find out how to apply
  • see what support is available throughout the process
  • ask questions and share your ideas.

If you are not ready to apply for the fund but just want to learn more and understand how the Council can support you to act – please come along or contact our Community and Funding Activator - Climate Action.

Sessions details

Online session

5:30pm-7pm, Wednesday 20 July 2022, via Zoom

Register for the online session

Programme

5:30pm – Zoom event starts, welcome from our team
5:40pm – Climate and Sustainability Fund overview from Council officers
5:55pm – Hear from some of the fund’s first recipients:
- Greenback Limited: Plantme.io growathon, helping Wellingtonian’s successfully grow food at home, and track associated carbon benefits
- A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand: Eco Church NZ – Wellington initiatives, supporting grassroots efforts by churches in Wellington to act on climate change
- Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce: Go Zero Sustainability Bootcamp to equip small-to-medium Wellington businesses with tangible and tailored climate action plans
6:15pm – Questions
6:30pm – Short break
6:35pm – Addressing application barriers: hear from Open Collective NZ, Gift Collective, and others about fundholding and some of the options and support available to applicants
6:45pm – Questions
7:00pm – Close

In person session

5:30pm-7pm, Wednesday 13 July 2022, at Two/FiftySeven - 2/57 Willis Street | View on Google Maps

Register for the in person session 

If you are unable to register via this link, please contact us.

Programme

5:30pm – Event starts, welcome from our team
5:40pm – Climate and Sustainability Fund overview from Council officers
5:55pm – Hear from some of the Fund’s first recipients:
-  Lodabike: identifying and removing barriers people’s homes can present to e-bike ownership and use
-  Re-Bicycle Charitable Trust: two innovative pilots aimed at increasing e-bike accessibility across the community
-  Sustainability Trust: creating a Wellington Climate Action Centre
6:15pm – Questions
6:25pm – Break (kai provided)
6:35pm – Addressing application barriers: hear from Open Collective NZ, Gift Collective, and others about fundholding and some of the options and support available to applicants
6:45pm – Questions
7:00pm – Close

Accessibility

We want all members of our community to feel welcome and able to participate fully in these events.

NZSL interpreters will be present at both the online and in person events.

Access to the venue for the in person event is flat from street level but requires use of a lift. Access to the toilets, which are non gendered and include accessible toilets, is also flat.

If you have any additional accessibility requirements, please let us know.

Contact us

Raven Maeder, Community and Funding Activator – Climate Action
Email: raven.maeder@wcc.govt.nz