Energy, Environment and Transport

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 21st May 2024

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK - Various Locations) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Bentley Motors Ltd Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding across 19 locations where Bentley has a presence in the community. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education, and employability; helping people develop l...

Funding to Help Sports Clubs to Become More Energy Efficient (Wales) 20th May 2024

Sport Wales has announced that its Energy Saving Grants programme will reopen to applications on the 22nd May 2024. Grants of up to £25,000 will be available to help sports clubs become more energy-efficient and sustainable. The funding can be used towards energy-saving measures such as installing solar panels or better insulation, installing energy-efficient LED lighting and motion sensors, improving heating and hot water systems, and sustai...

Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 in Scotland. Funding typically covers mate...

Funding of up to £200,000 Available for Community & Environmental Projects (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 16th May 2024

Local charities, volunteer and community groups, schools, colleges and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent Water region can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to support new local community projects. The funding is being made available through the Severn Trent Water Community Fund. It will support projects that help people lead healthier lifestyles, gain new skills, create better places to live in and use, and...

Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK) 15th May 2024

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to support initiatives that reduce food waste. The Eat it Up fund, which is made available by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, will support six innovative projects that tackle various aspects of food waste, such as pre-farmgate waste, waste prevention in manufacturing and processing, minimising waste from retailers, and repurposing surplus food in communities or households....

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 15th May 2024

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is making around £1.2 billion in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that...

£11 Million Fund to Improve Freshwater Habitats (England – Specified Areas) 14th May 2024

Farmers and land managers, community groups, councils, and other environmental or not-for-profit organisations in England can apply for a share of £11 million in government funding to improve freshwater habitats. The Water Restoration Fund will support projects that restore and improve rivers' water environment and their headwaters, lakes, canals, ponds, wetlands and estuaries in specified geographical areas, using fines collected from water...

Grants of up to £50,000 for Community-led Energy Efficiency Projects (Northern Ireland) 10th May 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, the National Lottery Community Fund will make grants of up to £50,000 available to help community organisations across Northern Ireland make their buildings more energy efficient. The Sustainable Community Buildings programme will help organisations carry out improvements to their venues by installing energy efficiency measures such as solar panels, battery storage, ground-source heat pumps, and energy-eff...

Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th May 2024

The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme ai...

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity(UK) 8th May 2024

Environmental charity Naturesave Trust has announced that the May – June 2024 funding round is now open for applications. The theme for this funding round is tackling soil degradation and keeping carbon in the soil. The Naturesave Trust, an environmental charity, has announced that its funding round for May – June 2024. This funding round focuses on addressing soil degradation and preserving carbon within the soil. The Trust invites a...

Funding for Tree Planting Projects (England) 7th May 2024

Local government bodies in England, such as Borough, District, City Councils, County Councils, Unitary and Metropolitan Boroughs, can apply for grants ranging from £50,000 to £300,000 for the planting and natural colonisation of trees in areas that are not part of established woodland areas. These areas include parklands, riparian zones, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, and trees in hedgerows and field boundaries. The primary goal of...

Funding for Environmental & Community Projects (Wales) 3rd May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations working in the Welsh Water area, for projects that benefit local communities. The funding is made available through the Welsh Water Community Fund, which supports local projects that protect and enhance the environment, and help improve the health and wellbeing of communities. The Fund has previously helped community groups to purchase new essent...

£750,000 Fund to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 3rd May 2024

£750,000 in funding is available for projects that make it easier for UK householders to reuse and recycle their electrical goods. Material Focus’ Electricals Recycling Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for projects seeking to grow or develop existing household waste and recycling collection services for small household electricals, and grants of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to innovate new collection methods. Applications...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2nd May 2024

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme and is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants Programme. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects....

Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations Can Apply for Funding to Improve Energy Efficiency (England) 2nd May 2024

Eligible voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can now apply for funding to help them reduce their energy costs and improve their energy efficiency. The £25.5 million VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is part of a package of over £100 million of support being delivered by the government to help frontline delivery organisations with the increased cost of living. The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme offers two ty...

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK) 1st May 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future to support projects that reach more people by integrating climate action into local communities' daily lives and interests or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various l...

Funding to Help Reduce Household Waste (Greater Manchester) 30th April 2024

Community and voluntary sector groups can apply for a share of £220,000 in funding to deliver projects that help to reduce household waste in Greater Manchester. The Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester and Suez initiative aimed at reducing household waste and contamination, increasing recycling and encouraging reuse. Two types of grants are available: Community grants of up to £10,000 are a...

Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund (Scotland) 26th April 2024

The Scottish Government is seeing applications to its £65 million Nature Restoration Fund. The fund is available to support organisations working to restore wildlife and habitats on land and sea. The Nature Restoration Fund is part of the Scottish Government's commitment to addressing the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. The fund is designed to support projects that will help to reverse the decline of Scotland's natural en...

£8 Million Fund for Smart Shipping Decarbonisation Technologies (UK) 26th April 2024

The Department for Transport is offering up to £8 million in funding to support UK-registered organisations developing innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. The Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by supporting collaborative feasibility studies on scalable technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vessels. This could include p...

New Funding Opportunity to Help Farmers Manage Water Resources (England) 25th April 2024

Groups of farmers in England are being offered funding to work together to store water and protect against the impact of drought. The £1.6 million government fund will help farmers investigate different methods to manage water in their area. Projects could include multi-farm reservoirs, treated wastewater recycling systems, and water trading and sharing schemes. The fund will support around 20 screening studies and will also investigate water...

£11 Million Fund to Improve Freshwater Habitats (England – Specified Areas) 18th April 2024

Farmers and land managers, community groups, councils, and other environmental or not-for-profit organisations in England can apply for a share of £11 million in government funding to improve freshwater habitats. The Water Restoration Fund will support projects which restore and improve the water environment of rivers and their headwaters, lakes, canals, ponds, wetlands and estuaries in specified geographical areas, using fines collected from...

New Fund Launched to Create Stronger, Greener, & More Sustainable Communities (West Midlands & Yorkshire) 16th April 2024

Business energy supplier, npower Business Solutions (nBS), has launched a new community fund to help create stronger, greener and more sustainable local communities. The npower Business Solutions Foundation is open to applications from not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions that are located within a 50-mile radius of nBS offices in Solihull and Leeds. Three levels of funding of up to £100,000 are available to support projec...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Conservation Insight Grants (UK / International) 12th April 2024

Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question that will...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 11th April 2024

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

Funding to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 10th April 2024

Material Focus has announced that its Electricals Recycling Fund is due to reopen to applications for projects that make it easier for UK householders to recycle their electrical goods. This round of funding will support projects that test new and practical ways for people to reuse and recycle their electricals, introduce kerbside collections, and add more collection points and bring banks. The funding will be available to a range of organisat...

£3.25 Million Available for the Revival of Ancient Woodlands along the HS2 Route (England) 5th April 2024

The Forestry Commission is inviting applications through the HS2 Woodland Fund The fund aims to support the creation and restoration of Ancient Woodland sites along the HS2 Phase One route. With a budget of £4 million, the fund targets landowners within a 25-mile radius of the route from London to the West Midlands, offering financial support for both new woodland creation and the restoration of Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS)....

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 4th April 2024

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (England & Wales) 2nd April 2024

Public, private and third sector organisations in England and Wales can apply for funding to improve the performance of existing heat networks. The £32 million Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will provide funding to heat network operators to make improvements to existing heat networks or communal heating projects that are not performing to their maximum efficiency, resulti...

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests & Disease (England) 27th March 2024

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. It expands on support already available through the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Tree Health grant. To be able to participate, the woodland needs to be locate...

New £7 Million Community Fund to Transform Rural Green Spaces (England) 27th March 2024

The UK Government is launching a new fund £7 million fund to support rural communities across England to create, restore and enhance their green spaces. The Community Green Spaces Fund will provide grants of up to £75,000 to help communities create orchards, kitchen gardens, and wildflower areas around village halls and other green spaces. The funding will also support the development of natural play areas for children and improve accessibil...

Funding for Large Scale Built and Natural Environment Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 25th March 2024

Grants of between £250,000 and £1,000,000 are available for projects that restore or improve the built or natural environment. The Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme aims to promote learning, curiosity, and public engagement through facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres, or restoring and improving the environment and its habitats. Projects that are the majority funded by Biffa Award, work in partnership with other organ...

Funding of up to £4,000 Available for Community Energy Projects (South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Sedgemoor District) 25th March 2024

Community groups in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Sedgemoor District can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to support community action that raises awareness of climate change, reduces fossil fuel consumption, and reduces fuel poverty. The funding, which is being made available through the Megawatt Community Energy Fund Grant, can support all costs relating to the project or activity/project, including a contribution to co...

Grants of up to £2,000 Available for Environmental, Community, and Music Projects (Scotland) 22nd March 2024

The Cruach Trust, a small Scottish charity, is offering grants of up to £2,000 for projects related to the natural environment, community, and music. Eligible organisations include registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts, and other bodies, with a preference for Scottish small and local charities. Organisations with an income exceeding £500,000 will not be considered. Examples of grants include support for horticultural apprenti...

Grants for Community Recycling, Biodiversity & Public Amenity Projects (Scotland) 21st March 2024

Not-for-profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. The funding can be used to cover the costs of contractors, materials, capital items, and small items of equipment. To be eligible most projects mus...

Grants Available for Tree Planting Projects in Urban Areas (England) 20th March 2024

Grants are available to community and volunteer groups as well as town councils and individuals for tree planting projects in socially deprived urban and peri-urban areas in England. The funding is being made available through the 5th round of the Forestry Commissions Urban Tree Challenge Fund which aims to support people’s health and wellbeing by levelling-up access to nature. The fund provides 80% of standard costs for planting large trees...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 18th March 2024

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given t...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 18th March 2024

The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £15,000 between five shortlisted projects every three months, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will re...

Grants of Up to £250,000 for Local Nature and Food Growing Projects (Wales) 14th March 2024

Not-for-profit organisations (including educational establishments) in Wales can apply for grants of up to £250,000 for projects focused on environmental conservation or food cultivation. These grants are provided through the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Local Places for Nature Capital Fund. Aimed at supporting communities with high levels of deprivation, urban or peri-urban areas, or those with limited access to natural spaces, the fund...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 6th March 2024

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grants programme is the 24th May 2024. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted or...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 4th March 2024

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund is now accepting applications from small community-based organisations and schools located in areas significantly impacted by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and are aimed at supporting local projects that positively affect the community and environment. This includes initiatives focused on heritage conservation, environmental improvements, sports, recreation, and othe...

EV Charging Scheme for Schools & Education Institutions (UK) 28th February 2024

To boost the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the government has extended the Workplace Charging Scheme to support state-funded schools and education institutions to install EV chargepoint sockets at their sites. Eligible institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can receive 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing chargepoints, up to £2,500 per socket. There is a limit of 40 sockets per institution. Suc...

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Action (UK) 19th February 2024

From the 27th March 2024 groups of community organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3 million to involve more people in climate action. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund – Climate Action Fund. The funding can be used for projects and action that reach more people by either integrating climate action into the daily lives and interests of local communities or by influencing commu...

£8.5 Million Fund to Support Community Projects that Reduce Energy Consumption (UK) 16th February 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has £8.5 million in funding available for community-led projects focused on the connection between energy use and climate change. Through the Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate, community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants ranging from £500,000 to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years. By addressing household energy use, these projects aim to reduce carbon emissions while benefitin...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 9th February 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. The types of services provided to communities could include promoting access to the ar...

Funding Opportunity to Advance the UK’s Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th January 2024

As part of the effort to advance the UK’s transition to Net Zero, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is making £9.25 million in funding available to support UK research organisations to establish a flagship transdisciplinary research programme in systems approaches. The funding will support up to two five-year research programmes to deliver co-created, cutting edge research into the development and implementation of systems approaches to Net...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available to Protect Water and Land Environments (UK) 2nd January 2024

UK charities and non-profit organisations working to protect, restore, or sustainably manage the natural world are eligible to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 per year, for up to three years from the John Ellerman Foundation's People and Planet funding scheme. Launched to promote a healthier environment for both people and nature, the scheme prioritises projects that enhance ocean health through stronger marine protected area...

Grants to Address Climate Change & Help People Live Sustainably (Wales) 22nd December 2023

Voluntary and community groups in Wales can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects that address climate change in communities and help people live in a more sustainable way. The Sustainable Steps Wales - Egin Grants scheme, which is funded through the Dormant Assets Scheme and administered by the National Lottery Community Fund, will support projects that enable people to act on climate change, reduce their impact on the climate, and...

Competition Announced to Create a New National Forest (England) 20th December 2023

A competition for a new national forest will be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to help people across the country access nature. Communities will be able to put their local areas forward, with applicants assessed on how the new forest would transform the local area, create habitats for wildlife and help the country meet net zero targets. The winning location will receive up to £10 million to help fund the proj...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Install Solar Panels on Larger Commercial and Industrial Roofs (South West) 15th December 2023

Small and medium-sized enterprises and registered charities in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to install solar panels on their larger commercial and industrial roofs. The funding is being provided through the West of England’s Green Business Grants scheme, which aims to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and cut their energy costs. Applicants will nee...

£1 Million Fund for Initiatives that Improve the Environment (West Midlands) 29th November 2023

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for share of £1 million in funding to deliver initiatives that improve the environment and people's lives. The funding is made available through the West Midlands Combined Authority Community Environment Fund as part of the legacy from the Commonwealth Games. Approximately 30 small grants of up to £25,000 and 5 large grants of up to £100,000 will be...

Funding for Community & Environmental Projects (London) 4th October 2023

Charities and voluntary organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London can apply for grants of up to £20,000 per year for up to five years. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects, and those working with older people, Deaf and Disabled people, the LGBTQIA+ community, and migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The funding, which is made available through the City Bridge Foundation’s Small Gr...

Funding of up to £200,000 Available for Community and Environmental Projects (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 21st August 2023

Local charities, volunteer and community groups, schools, colleges and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent Water region can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to support new local community projects. The funding is being made available through the Severn Trent Water Community Fund and will support projects that help people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, create better places to live in and use,...

Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Social Justice (UK / International) 21st August 2023

Grants of ranging from £100 to £10,000 are available to organisations working in the areas of animal protection, environmentalism, and social justice. The grants are funded by Lush, the British cosmetics company, and are made possible by sales of the Charity Pot hand and body lotion. The grants can be used to fund a wide range of projects, such as animal rescue and rehabilitation; environmental conservation, social justice initiatives; and...

Communities to Benefit from New £10 Million Energy Fund (England) 11th August 2023

Communities across England will be able to apply for a share of a new £10 million energy fund. The Community Energy Fund, which will open in early Autumn and is made available through the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero will be open to applications from both urban and rural communities, and will support projects such as small-scale wind farms, rooftop solar partnerships, battery storage, rural heat networks, electric vehicle char...

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 19th July 2023

Grants of between £50 and £250 are available to local groups to improve local green spaces in Scotland.  The funding which is being made available through the Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants can be used for planting projects, and wildlife habitat creation and will cover costs such as plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses. Priority will be given to activities in urban areas that improve the health and wellbeing of depriv...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 7th July 2023

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 13th June 2023

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to third sector organisations in Scotland, aiming to encourage behavioural changes that promote walking, cycling, and the use of public transport for everyday short journeys or longer trips. The grants, offered through the Paths for All - Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund, seek to reduce car usage and promote sustainable travel options. The funding supports initiatives that encourage peopl...

Funding for Zero Emission Community Transport Vehicles (Scotland) 6th June 2023

Funding is available to help community transport operators in Scotland to purchase zero emission community transport vehicles. The Plugged-in Communities Grant Fund will cover 100% of costs for the replacement of one community transport vehicle with zero emission community transport vehicles, up to a cost of £75,000 per vehicle. This can be either purchase cost or lease costs, and excludes VAT, for zero-emission vehicles including cars, light...

New £40 Million Funding Programme for Biodiversity Research Projects (UK) 1st June 2023

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £40 million funding programme to support research into natural solutions to climate change and poverty. Around £7 million will be delivered through the first round of the Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate’s Official Development Assistance programme to deliver policy-relevant research on how the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity can help address...

Funding to Help Unlock Decarbonisation in the Public Sector (England) 14th April 2023

Grants of up to £1,000,000 will be available to public sector organisations to boost decarbonisation skills and help unlock decarbonisation in the public sector. One of the greatest challenges in meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target is decarbonising the way buildings are heated. Most of the buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating and expert skills are required to identify and plan how these heating systems ca...

Funding Available for the Restoration of Peatland (England) 20th February 2023

From early April, environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies, individual landowners, and organisations will be able to apply for funding to restore degraded peatlands in England through the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) Restoration grants. This competitive grant scheme aims to restore the whole hydrological unit of a peatland and reduce emissions from peat, with a goal of restoring 35,000 hectares of d...

Loan Programme to Help Charities with Rising Energy Costs (England) 2nd November 2022

Charities and social enterprises in England which are struggling with rising energy costs can apply for unsecured loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. The lending programme will enable organisations to save money on energy by installing a variety of measures such as more efficient lights, insulation or heat pumps, replacing old boilers systems with new efficient ones, double glazin...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 11th October 2022

Charities and organisations working in the Community Transport sector catering for disabled people can apply for grants ranging from £100,000 to £4 million to expand and improve community transport options. The funding which is being made available through Motability, can support staff or volunteer training and costs; the increase in the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people; local, regi...

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England) 12th September 2022

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. To be able to participate, the woodland needs to be located in North West England, the West Midlands or the South East and London. The level of funding available...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 9th September 2022

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications to the Local Places for Nature grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available. This funding is primarily for projects located or servicing the needs of communities in the 50% most deprived areas; or community food growing projects anywhere in Wales...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 22nd August 2022

Grants of between £20 and £500 are available to support local transport schemes in North Somerset which are typically run by local volunteers to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport for residents with limited mobility. The Quartet Community Foundation will support two types of community transport scheme: community transport groups who provide fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-ride...

Finance for Energy Efficiency Projects (Scotland) 22nd July 2022

Scottish local authorities and universities are encouraged to apply for interest free loans to finance energy efficiency projects. Through the Recycling Fund Scheme, Salix will provide ring-fenced funding in the form of a repayable grant which is matched by the participating public sector organisation to be spent on estate-wide energy efficiency retrofits. The financial savings made from these projects are reinvested year-on-year for up to ten...

Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People (UK) 28th June 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in th...

Grants to Help Home Owners Install Low Carbon Heating Systems (England & Wales) 6th June 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem, has launched a new scheme to encourage property owners in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 towards the cost of having air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers (for rural properties) installed in place of existing gas, oil or electric heating. Homes...

Funding for Projects which Raise Awareness of Climate Change & Reduce Carbon Emissions (Cumbria) 14th March 2022

In an effort to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037, the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership are making a total of £100,000 in funding available to support local initiatives which raise awareness of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants will award small and medium grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations. Application can be made on a rolling basis. Larger grants of up to £...

£300 Million Fund for Climate Friendly Heating (Scotland) 2nd March 2022

To help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from homes and buildings, the Scottish government has launched a new £300 million fund to support the development and roll-out of zero-emission heat networks. The funding will be made available through the Heat Network Fund which aims to accelerate the development of heat networks by switching homes and non-domestic building from fossil fuels to zero emission heating. The fund is open to both public and...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 27th January 2022

The Forestry Commission is inviting applications from landowners, land managers and public bodies in England who are interested in planting new woodland. The Woodland Creation Planning Grant offers funding of up to £30,000 to cover the costs of producing a woodland creation design plan for the application. There are two application stages: stage 1 – identifying constraints and opportunities which may affect the proposed planting. Funding of...

Funding for the Creation & Maintenance of New Woodlands (England) 11th January 2022

Landowners, land managers, farmers and community groups in all 13 of the Community Forest areas across England can apply for funding to support them to establish and manage woodlands. Trees for Climate grant funding will cover all costs associated with the creation of a new woodland, as well as on-going funding to support the maintenance of the trees, and associated infrastructure such as fencing and gates for up to fifteen years. Design, plan...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 14th September 2021

The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270 million Green Heat Network Fund will assist the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, which will enable more homes and businesses to take up green heating technologies. The fund will function as a lower carbon successor to existing district heating incentives available in England, and will only support applications if they include low-car...

Funding for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects (Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole) 25th June 2021

Small or medium sized enterprises, public sector organisations, voluntary or community organisations, and registered charities in Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole can apply for funding to help deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Low Carbon Dorset provides free technical advice and grants for up to 40% of project costs, between £5,000 and £250,000, depending on the project and...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 17th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has opened a new £15.9 million tree planting grant scheme – the England Woodland Creation Offer – to provide greater financial incentives for landowners, farmers and public bodies to plant and manage trees. The scheme is funded through the Nature for Climate Fund and will and support the creation of over 10,000 hectares of new woodland. Administered by the Forestry Commission, the scheme will provide grants of over...

New Tree Fund for Local Communities (England) 18th March 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new funding initiative to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities. The £2.7 million Local Authority Treescapes fund is aimed at establishing more trees in riverbanks, hedgerows, parklands, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, in copses and shelterbelts, including neglected, disused and vacant community spaces. Grants of between £50,000 and �...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 1st February 2021

Grants of between £20 and £500 are being made available to local transport schemes in North Somerset which are typically run by local volunteers to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport for residents with limited mobility. The Quartet Community Foundation will support two types of community transport scheme: community transport groups who provide fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-r...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 5th January 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support projects that can help communities in the Highlands and Islands of 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,...