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Health effects of air pollution
We’re supporting Mums for Lungs, a grassroots community organisation in Brixton, to campaign for cleaner air across London.
Partner: Mums for Lungs
Funding amount: £55,000 (including £10,000 grants plus support)
Duration: July 2020 – December 2021
Programme: health effects of air pollution
We are supporting Mums for Lungs with flexible, core funding to grow its impact locally and as part of the wider clean air movement in the UK.
In the develop phase of the health effects of air pollution programme, we have been exploring how we can best influence school environments as children are one of the most vulnerable groups to air pollution. We think an important route to schools acting is pressure from parents.
Additionally, 2020 and 2021 are critical years for clean air campaigning at a local and national level. The Environment Bill and COP26 have been postponed, and there is a key opportunity to influence as the UK emerges from lockdown.
This funding for Mums for Lungs will enable them to continue growing their impact and shore up their long-term sustainability in line with the aims of our urban health programme.
Mums for Lungs is a grassroots community organisation which campaigns on local, London-wide and national air pollution issues, with a particular focus on the impact on children and other vulnerable groups
Rachel Pidgeon leads our work on campaigning in the community for clean air.
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