9 million people die from air pollution each year. Exposure to air pollution can lead to a wide range of diseases, including asthma, COPD and lung cancer. The general public and healthcare practitioners are not fully aware of the impact of air pollution on lung health. Together with Clean Air Fund we want to change this.

Finding new and engaging routes of delivery is essential to communicating the key messages around pollution reduction and to gain support and interest from these populations to call for policy change. To achieve this we will be awarding a special round of grants to organisations focused on promoting clean air for good lung health.

The grants are split into 2 categories:

EU organisations using the grants to gain support for the EU’s Ambient Air Quality Directive. By engaging the public on the topic of clean air, and ensuring their voices are heard by politicians across Europe, we hope to support the passing of this important legislation. Politicians have a real chance to make a difference to the health of EU populations – let’s make sure they use it!

Up to 5 grants of between €1,000 and €1,500 are on offer.

Global organisations (outside of the EU) using the grants to promote clean air in their communities and focusing on high risk populations.

5 grants of €1,000 are on offer.

Organisations are expected to run events and communications campaigns promoting clean air throughout September, with a special focus on World Lung Day, 25 September, to ensure that as much activity as possible is happening around this time. This will help us to amplify a united global message: everyone should have the right to breathe clean air.

To read the terms and conditions and apply for the EU Clean Air grants please click here. To read the terms and conditions of the Global Clean Air grants please click here.

The deadline for applications is 25 July 2023 at 9:00 CEST.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and good luck!