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Citizens Summit for Climate and Nature

Funded on Spacehive 3 May 2023 Delivered 1 July 2023

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Citizens Summit for Climate and Nature

Ribble Valley Climate Action Network By Ribble Valley Climate Action Network

This summit aims to bring people together from across the Ribble Valley to generate creative local responses to the global climate and nature emergencies.

Wesleyan Row Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 03 May 2023!

We are alive at an extraordinary moment in our shared history, and one which asks us to come together and respond in extraordinary ways. Most people are aware that our planet can not sustain our current way of life, but can feel confused as to what to do about it . This free one day summit aims to bring local individuals; groups; charities; businesses; councillors and organisations together in conversation, learning from existing good practice around the country, and setting up ways of working together for our community and future generations. It will be held in Clitheroe at Trinity Community Hub on Saturday 1st July. The day will provide stimulating speakers, workshops, opportunities for networking and community cohesion , for developing creative ideas, and addressing climate anxiety; all with future generations at the heart of our thinking . Together we are stronger. Together we can create a healthy home and sustainable future.

What we'll deliver:

  • A full day free interactive summit for up to 200 delegates,
  • All day refreshments including lunch
  • Multi room venue with digital audio visual resources ,
  • Professional speakers and workshop facilitators

Why it's a great idea:

Addresses public health concerns and peoples fears about climate change, giving people a voice and agency. Establishes infrastructure for positive co working for the benefit of current and future citizens of the Ribble Valley and the planet. Generates practical ideas for reducing our carbon footprint and promoting biodiversity . Reduces isolation, giving cohesion to different communities within the geographically large and socially diverse area of the Ribble Valley Encourages marginalised sectors to participate Provides support to our elected representatives enabling them to work collectively to make the changes needed. Provides opportunities for the business community to fulfil their role in addressing the emergencies Raises awareness of the need to act now and inspires people to take responsibility. Joins together existing local good practice around climate and nature to amplify their effects Demonstrates an appetite for change at all levels in our community

Steps to get it done:

  • Ongoing bi-weekly summit planning meetings hosted by Ribble Valley CAN
  • Monthly feedback to RVCAN full community meetings
  • By end February publicity for the event begun to be shared/ partners agreed / funders sought
  • By end March speakers to be confirmed
  • By end April delegates to have been identified- tickets booking made available via eventbrite
  • By end May practicalities agreed ( caterers/ transport/ volunteers)
  • By early June full publicity , press, posters etc
  • By mid July follow up reporting shared

This summit is envisaged as the beginning of a journey, that feeds into a wider process of change happening across the UK and globally , resulting in a shift in local awareness and action around the climate and nature emergencies, so that our community is not left behind. It is facilitated by the Ribble Valley Climate Action Network , a local network of citizens supporting positive change around climate and nature. RVCAN was set up over a year ago, and it core principle is to bring everyone along with us in this journey towards a more sustainable and just world

Location Wesleyan Row

About the space

Ribble Valley District


Ribble Valley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,023

Venue - £1,200 (30%)
Catering - £1,190 (30%)
Travel - £1,000 (25%)
Publicity - £250 (6%)
Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits etc) - £100 (2%)
Sundries for activities (pens, post-its, paper etc) - £80 (2%)
Other - £203 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits etc)
Sundries for activities (pens, post-its, paper etc)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency funds for price fluctuation
  • Funding the next steps- infrastructure created as a result of summit
  • Funds towards climate emergency centre to facilitate future networking

Total £4,023

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