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Ensuring that there are necessary financial supports in place to propel climate action in local communities remains a challenge.
Currently, most of the funding available to the social impact sector is project-based and usually only available to registered entities such as charities, non-profits and municipalities.
Grassroots groups and climate startups face significant challenges when it comes to accessing funding, whether that’s for ad-hoc projects or for scaling successful local efforts that have reached the tipping point and require more than part-time volunteer hours to continue.
This article provides an overview of some of the most common challenges faced by smaller neighbourhood-based groups and local non-profits eager to grow their reach.
It also offers suggestions for how to apply a Collective Impact (CI) approach to establishing a backbone infrastructure that enables and sustains community climate transitions in the long-term.