Support for Your Community Event
Are you an individual or group concerned about climate change and thinking about ways to make a difference in the place where you live? Creating a climate event is a great way to get your community excited about tackling climate change and supporting Scotland’s transition to net-zero.
It’s an opportunity to collaborate with others in your community to organise fun, creative and engaging events. You’ll join a network of groups inspiring their communities to take action on climate change, creating connections across Scotland.
'How To' Guide
This guide has been compiled to help you along the way in organising your community climate event. It’s not an exhaustive guide but is intended as a framework for planning and to guide you through some of the questions you need to consider when starting out. It may seem a little intimidating, but as we have tried to make it relevant to many types of groups and events, you can take what you need, and leave what you don’t!
In this guide we cover:
- Getting Started
- Budgeting and Fundraising
- Marketing & Publicity
- Next Steps
Download Organisers Guide
Connect with people from other climate festivals and events across Scotland in our lively online Forum, a small friendly network of people who are keen to offer advice and support and can help you generate programme ideas or connect you with speakers.
New Year's Mixer for community event organisers
Wednesday 26 January | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Online
Are you interested in organising your own community climate event? Do you have lots of ideas but are unsure how to get started? This is a session to learn more about Scotland’s Climate Festival and how to join in. Our Festival Officers will be here to answer your questions and highlight many of the resources and opportunities available, including seed funding to help get your event up and running.
We'll also meet with other climate event organisers to learn about how to get your community involved: Joining us for this first session will be Elaine Grant, Business Manager with Falkirk Delivers, who will discuss their recent Falkirk SHOP26 climate festival, an action packed 2-day event featuring STORM, the giant sea goddess made from recycled materials.
There will also be opportunities for networking and meeting with other attendees in the breakout rooms. Join us for this lively session!
Meet the Partners
Tuesday, 15 February | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Online
In our second Festival Forum you'll have a chance to meet with our National Agency partners and speak with them about ideas for your community events.
Meet with our National Agency partners and learn about the support and resources available for your community events. From a growing workshop, led bike ride, introduction to community energy, or topical film screening, get ideas and connections for your local climate events. Join the general conversation and then head to a breakout room to meet with other attendees and in-depth discussion on the issues and activities most important to you. Speakers include our partners at Creative Carbon Scotland, Home Energy Scotland, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Zero Waste Scotland and more.
Join us for this lively session!
Monday, 28 March | 7:00-8:30pm
Details to be announced