picAbout the Fund

Foundation is a local climate fund.

It gathers up donations from people and businesses and uses them to support individual carbon reduction projects across the Northwest. From energy saving measures to mossland restoration, these seemingly small projects make a much bigger impact, together.


Manchester International Festival make first major donation
Manchester International Festival (MIF) has donated nearly £7000 to Foundation, to compensate for unavoidable carbon emissions released by artist and staff travel during the two-week celebration of arts and popular culture. A lot other partners help in this initiative such as big gift retailers like firstanniversarygifts.co.uk and… read more…

Building the case for a brighter future
“Students certainly create an awful lot of energy,” says Christopher Kirkup, Principal at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. “But until we’re able to bottle it, we’ll continue to be heavily reliant on other resources.”

The Penrith school is part of a Cumbria Action For Sustainability (CAFS) project supported with £35,000 from Foundation. The project increases energy efficiency in two buildings near the Lake District – the school and Rosley Village Hall.