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Youth in action

The City of Hobart is one of three Australian cities to receive funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Youth Climate Action Fund.

The funding will provide grants for young people to implement urgent climate solutions and help create a clean, climate-friendly Hobart.

“Climate change is the biggest challenge facing every corner of the world and is of particular interest for young people because what we do today will have a big impact on their futures,” Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said.

“Many young people are passionate about climate change and what worries them most is when they see the lack of action being taken by people in positions of power.

“Taking practical steps locally can make a big difference for young people concerned about this issue.”

The funding will support activities in three key areas: zero emissions transport and communities, building climate resilience and mobilising community action.

The grants range from $1500 to $7500 and will be given to Tasmanians aged between 15 and 25 for projects to be implemented between August and December.

A recent survey by the City of Hobart showed that young people care deeply about climate change and want Hobart to be a world leader when it comes to addressing the climate crisis.

“The City of Hobart is thrilled to receive this funding to be able to support young people on campaign initiatives and local solutions projects in our city,” Cr Reynolds said.

“They’re keen to help make the case for change and to help implement local climate solutions.”

Applications opened in May and close at 3pm on 19 June.

To find out more email grants@hobartcity.com.au

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