Energy, Environment and Transport

Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 23rd October 2018

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies for projects that reduce energy consumption, tackle climate change, boost recycling or create a nature reserves. The funding is being provided through the Heathrow Community Fund’s Environmental and Sustainability Grants programme. Projects must be based in Ealing, Hillingdon,...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 19th October 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife r...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 19th October 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availabl...

eBike Grant Fund Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 17th October 2018

Local authorities, public sector agencies, colleges, universities and community groups in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that lead to the large-scale adoption of ebikes. The type of projects that will be supported include the creation of bike pools, hire or loan schemes, of pedal-assisted electric bikes to support sustainable and active travel as an alternative to higher carbon emitting forms of transport. The g...

New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK) 16th October 2018

A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic. The grants will support new pioneering industry led collaborative projects, focussed on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 3rd October 2018

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by...

Funding Available to Reduce the Energy Usage of Academies, Sixth Forms and Free Schools (England) 3rd October 2018

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) can apply for loans of between £8,000 and £150,000 to reduce their energy usage through the installation of energy efficient technologies. Although the primary focus is for projects that will reduce energy consumption; funding is also available for the installation Solar PV technologies. The loans must be paid back within 8 years. The funding i...

Grow Wild - Youth Project Funding (UK) 1st October 2018

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund creative projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. The aim is to reach and inspire other people in schools, youth groups or within their community. Applicants can use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre; etc as part of their creative project. Each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation to work with them...

New Grant Funding for Innovative Ideas to Transform UK Rail: Opens 8th October 2018 (UK) 28th September 2018

Small to Medium sized businesses with innovative ideas to transform rail travel for passengers have the opportunity to bid for funding worth up to £3.5 million in total. The competition aims to improve the UK rail network and create a greener railway system. The focus for this Round is decarbonising the railway and improving passenger experience by, for example, improving air quality and reducing noise pollution in stations. Selected projects...

Grow Wild Spaces Community Grants (UK) 28th September 2018

Grow Wild which aims to transform communal spaces by sowing and growing UK native plants has announced that local voluntary, community, parish and town councils, youth groups, health authorities, health boards, prisons and secondary schools; etc. can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £4,000 to create a "Grow Wild Community Site. Grow Wild projects can include an unloved area that organisations want to reclaim for their local community o...

Awards for Conservationists Now Open (UK and International) 25th September 2018

Applications for the Whitley Awards 2019 are now open. Whitley Awards of up to £40,000 are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be eligible, projects must involve local communities at...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 24th September 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers -who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggage...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midlands) 21st September 2018

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to...

Funding for Biodiversity and Recreation Projects (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 20th September 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for recreation projects and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include the redevelopment and building of sports facilities accessible to the community as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Awards and projects need to be within 15 miles of a significant B...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 19th September 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds b...

Government Announces a £2 Million Funding Pot to Support Uptake of E-Cargo Bikes (UK) 17th September 2018

The government has announced a £2 million funding pot to support the uptake of ecargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future. The funding will help pave the way for the nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans; helping to improve the environment and reduce congestion. The government’s plans will encourage alternate green technologies to counter the increasing usage of diesel delivery vans that has acc...

Ashden Awards 2019 Open for Applications (UK) 14th September 2018

The Asden Awards, which recognise achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable transport and helping build a low-carbon future has re-opened for applications. Up to 3 UK Awards of up to £10,000 will reward organisations in the private, public and not for profit sectors that deliver sustainable energy at the local level, and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits. Themes for 2019 are Su...

New Fund Launched to Promote Waste Prevention (Scotland) 13th September 2018

To enable small and medium sized business to overcome barriers to implement waste prevention measures a new fund has been launched. Grants are available to SMEs to undertake a particular project with a focus on raw materials savings, carbon savings and the movement of waste material up the waste hierarchy. To be eligible to apply for funding the applicant organisation must have a base in Scotland and be a small or medium sized enterprise with...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland) 12th September 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 6th September 2018

Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be plan...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 5th September 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th November 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th September 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 30th November 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful...

Global Access to Reliable Energy: Apply for Funding (UK) 3rd September 2018

Businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTO) can apply for a share of up to £10 million to help bring clean, affordable and secure energy to sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The aim is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market. Supported projects must meet the needs of people, businesses and se...

Grants of £15,000 Available for Community Energy Projects (London) 31st August 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to London based community groups to support the development stages of a wide range of community energy projects. This can include both clean generation and energy demand reduction. Funding could be used, for example, to carry out preliminary viability studies or develop a financial business case. The funding is being made available through the London Community Energy Fund and wants to fund work required t...

Funding for Environment Related Activities Within Schools (England & Scotland) 29th August 2018

The Alice McCosh Trust, which aims to advance education by providing grants to schools or research activities related to natural history and/or the environment has re-opened for applications. It is anticipated that the Trustees will award one grant in the region of £1000. The grant could, for example, cover the cost of a school field trip or project, an expedition as part of a research project or the development of new teaching materials for...

Grants for Marine Projects (UK) 28th August 2018

Smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities are eligible to apply for grants in the region of £1,200-£5,000 for projects that foster a wider understanding, by a broad public, of the oceans and the threats they face. Projects supported may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama. Successful projects will be innovative in making a contribution to raising awareness...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 21st August 2018

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 to help them to achieve their organisations goals and aims. Eligible organisations will have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. The grants can be used for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education for all and strengthen disadvanta...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 20th August 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 2nd November 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year i...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 16th August 2018

Rural communities in England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities can apply for funding for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help their projects become investment ready. Grants of up to £20,000 to pay for an initial investigation into the feasibility of a renewable energy project as well as unsecured loans of up to £130,000 to support planning applicat...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Monthly grants are made to support the conservation of wildlife and the environment by the HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust. The Trust makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will...

The Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st August 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants re-opens for applications from the 1st August 2018 until the 31st October 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support specia...

Small Grants for Organisations With an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 31st July 2018

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London have the chance to apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. Grants can cover capital or revenue costs. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment and those that enable disadvantaged people to actively participate in the arts, sports and he...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through two funding streams. The Alpha Main Grants Programme for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 and the Alpha Small Gra...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 12th July 2018

Grants of between £5000 and £50,000 are available for new, innovative projects that encourage people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys and use other sustainable travel choices for longer journeys. Public, third and community sector organisations are eligible to apply to the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund offered by Paths for All. Partnership applications are particularly welcomed. Applications can be...

New £500m Energy Fund Launched to Help Cut Carbon Emissions (London) 12th July 2018

Hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities are amongst the public buildings and small businesses set to become more energy efficient thanks to a new £500 million Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF). The Fund provides flexible and competitive finance and offers a wide range of funding options, through its consortium of funders, to deliver new low carbon technology or upgrade existing low carbon infrastructure, with an i...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 9th July 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $15,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

New Plastics Research and Innovation Fund Announced (UK) 27th June 2018

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns has been announced. The fund will seek to support strategic networking and research that will coordinate existing knowledge across the UK; catalysing new ideas and rapid solutions across the research and innovation landscape. It will support the polymer, packaging, retail and waste sectors...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 4th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects that can help communities in Scotland build a more sustainable and equal society. Applications are welcomed from charities, community groups, businesses or individuals for projects that advance environmental protection or improvement, support organisations and individuals developing sustainable lifestyles and take into account future resource availability, fossil fuel use, climate chang...

Funding Available for New Walking and Cycling Routes (Scotland) 14th May 2018

Public and not for profit organisations such as National parks; Regional Transport Partnerships; Further and higher education institutions; Housing associations, NHS organisations and Constituted community groups; etc can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £2 million to develop new walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland. A total of £36 million is available in 2018/19. The funding is being made available through the Transport Sc...

Energy Efficiency Grants for Sports and Leisure Clubs (Kent, Essex and East Sussex.) 10th May 2018

Clubs, groups and other organisations including golf, rugby, football, bowls, tennis and gymnastics clubs, as well as multi-use sports centres and Leisure Trusts can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for energy efficiency projects in community/club buildings. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) programme has already benefitted 39 sports and leisure facilities by providing grants to cover insulation, replacement heating/cooling syst...

Sustainable Development Fund Opens for Applications (Tamar Valley, Devon) 27th April 2018

Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available to local business or community group projects that bring sustainable environmental, social and economic benefits to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Projects supported will show a clear benefit to the wider community and the core purposes of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by supporting conservation, enhancement or awareness of the natural beauty, wildlife...