• Client: The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Service:
    • Strategy/Routemap
  • Specialism:
    • Zero Carbon
  • Sector:
    • Third Sector
  • Status: Complete
National Lottery Community Fund engagement workshop - image courtesy of National Lottery

The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) is a non-departmental public body responsible for distributing funds raised by the National Lottery for ‘good causes’.

As a purpose-driven organisation, we were delighted to be commissioned to develop a Carbon Reduction Plan for the organisation’s operational carbon emissions. Using our ‘Get Set Zero’ toolkit, we calculated a new carbon footprint with redrawn boundaries for the organisation’s Scope 3 emissions.

Implementing carbon reduction

Our team implemented a rigorous methodology to develop the targets, using a scenario modelling approach based on the agreed key actions. The pathway analysis gave confidence to TNLCF that the proposed targets are achievable with the proposed actions, alongside industry-wide decarbonisation taking place (e.g. electricity grid, aviation fuel).

We then advised on additional targets above the SBTi near-term and long-term goals, e.g. to engage with suppliers of contracts over £100,000 per annum to set their own science-based targets and reduce emissions by 2030.

We went on to co-develop a detailed Reduction Plan that sets out actions for tackling each emissions source, as well as wider opportunities to accelerate carbon action as part of a ‘just transition’.  As their major emissions hotspots, a key focus was on purchased goods and services, and travel.

To provide additional benefit to TNLCF in implementing this Plan, we developed a set of guidance documents on reporting requirements, external and internal project communications, and case studies of best practice based on interviews with similar organisations with experience in carbon reduction.

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