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Fife Climate Festival

Fife Climate Festival takes place between Saturday 21st September and Saturday 5th October 2024. 

The festival is a celebration of community climate action, filled with inspiring and interesting events and activities. It is designed to celebrate the great climate action work already happening within Fife, show what we can all do to make a difference and inspire positive action to tackle the climate emergency.

Building on the success of the first festival earlier this year, this festival will focus on hope for the future. It aims to imagine a world where climate action thrives and what that could mean for Fife.

The festival is presented by Climate Action Fife delivered with the Fife Climate Hub. It’s supported by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund.

We want as many groups as possible to host events – football clubs, scouts, community councils and many more. Climate Action Fife and Fife Climate Hub are inviting community groups to take part by putting on events during the festival. This can include activities that are already planned or events that are specially organised.

The trail

Climate Action Fife partners are hosting a range of activities and demonstrations throughout the two weeks of the festival including led cycles, coastal walks, apple pressing, film screenings and many more.

We are working in partnership with Fife Climate Hub to build on the inaugural Fife Climate Festival earlier this year and encourage groups to across the region to organise events.

Any community group based in Fife, or any national group with activities in Fife, can take part. Groups do not have to be solely climate change-focused. You do need to be be working towards a more sustainable world, either directly or indirectly.

You will be able to submit events to our festival programme later in June.

Frequently asked questions

What makes a Fife Climate Festival trail event?

Any activity that promotes climate friendly or environmental action and gets people talking about climate! These can be events or projects groups already host or a brand-new event that you arrange for the occasion. Events can take place anywhere in Fife.

Events could include cycle training, rides, repair or walks, repair cafés, swapping events (think clothes, toys, seeds, tools!), garden tours, climate friendly cooking demonstrations, tree planting days, nature activities, open days, film screenings, networking events, talks or climate conversation events and more.

Fife Climate Hub’s webpage has inspiration through some events and activities that were part of the first festival. Please remember, event hosts are fully responsible for arranging and running their events.

What are the benefits of taking part?

Taking part allows groups to gather members of their local community to take climate action. The festival trail gives everyone the chance to meet people and share experiences and knowledge. This means everyone is better placed to make climate friendly changes, both independently and as part of a wider movement.

The benefits of participation are wider than climate action. Hosting an event in your community can raise awareness of your organisation, your goals and ways that people can get involved.

What support is available?
  • We’re hosting an online information session all about Fife Climate Festival and how to get involved on Thursday 13th June between 12-1pm. Book your spot. A recording will be available after the session for future reference. 
  • You can find downloadable resources about event planning, talking about climate, marketing and communications and how to host events sustainably and safely on Fife Climate Hub’s resources webpage.
  • As part of the festival programme, events will also get plenty of publicity and promotion by the Climate Action Fife partnership and Fife Climate Hub team.
  • Groups can apply for funding through the Community Climate Grants until Sunday 16th June. The Small Grants Fund offers up to £500 to organise events and activities. 

How to talk about the climate emergency training sessions are available on Tuesday 20th August 2024, starting at 6:30pm. We will invite anyone who has confirmed their event by then to attend this training.

The Gathering

We are closing the festival with an exciting gathering event on Saturday 5th October at Silverburn Park, Leven. Save the date for now.

More information on how to secure a place is coming soon!

Competitions

We’ve organised two festival competitions that anyone in Fife can enter. Share your vision for a Fife Climate Forest and enter our creative competition. The winners of both competitions will be announced at our gathering in October.

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