Want to be part of the climate conversation?

Fragile earth
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Climate Voices are a small group of local people helping anyone in Kirklees to get involved in shaping decisions and action on climate change. They are looking for local groups to get involved in one of two Climate Voices events in November. These events are part of the Global Assembly, which is an opportunity for communities all over the world to help make fair and effective action on climate change a reality. Can you help to facilitate a conversation with a group of people in your area?

Climate Voices

Our planet is heating up, reaching dangerous levelsPolluted air, water and land impacts on every living thingPolitical and business leaders are talking about climate change and campaigners are working hard to influence decisions.

So, how can you help shape decisions and action on climate change?

Join a Climate Voices event

Monday 29th November, from 12.30pm to 3pm   or

Tuesday 30th November, from 6.30pm to 8pm

These events are part of the Global Assembly (www.globalassembly.orgproviding an opportunity for communities all over the world to help make fair and effective action on climate change a reality in the Kirklees area and globally.

How it will work:

  • At each event, small groups will meet in community centres, schools, businesses, charitiesand homes across Kirklees to talk about climate change. Each group attends only one event.
  • The groups might be teams, clubs, committees, colleagues, friends or neighbours – it is up to you which group you choose.  At least five people and not more than twelve in a group works best.
  • We hope groups from all parts of our diverse Kirklees community will take part – all ages, abilities, perspectives, cultures and faiths. Diverse perspectives can create innovative thinking and we know citizens assemblies can produce real solutions. Groups can develop their own action plans too.
  • The groups taking part across Kirklees will link into one big Zoom meeting for a few minutes during the event, so each group can hear from others.  Technical help will be available.
  • All the notes and videos from the events will be presented to the Global Assembly and the Kirklees Climate Commission, so small groups voices become part of big decisions.
  • Training will be available for group facilitators who will help groups keep to time, to learn, listen respectfully and share their views and ideas.
  • Facilitators needed for both events – please email for more details.

Email: hello@climatevoices.org.uk to register and find out more


Climate Voices is a small group of local people working in partnership with:
Climate Voices partners

Community Champions – help to tackle misinformation

Can you make a difference in your community by tackling misinformation? Can you help encourage people in your local community to take part in the vaccination programme?

Through the Community Champions scheme voluntary organisations will deliver a wide range of measures to protect those most at risk – building trust, communicating accurate health information and ultimately helping to save lives. The Community Champions will tap into their local networks to provide advice about COVID-19 and the vaccines.

Funding is available now for community groups to apply to the Community Champions fund.

Community organisations have until Monday 1st March 2021 to submit their application to round 1 of the grant scheme.

You can download the Community Champions application form online. See the Kirklees Together blog for more information:

Applications open for round 1 of the Community Champions scheme – Kirklees Together

*Please return your form to candc.projectteam@kirklees.gov.uk before the deadline.

Round 2 of the grant scheme, which is due to go live in the coming weeks, will be open for smaller grants of up to £1000. Community groups can apply for this money to develop their own targeted campaigns to help reach communities in all of our local places.