Energy, Environment and Transport

Funding for Smart Energy Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd April 2018

Regional and local organisations, charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help people to understand the benefits of installing Smart Energy meters. Eligible organisations will be supporting people who are over the age of 60 with no personal internet access, those over the age of 65 and those who are severely or profoundly deaf. The funding is being made available through Smart Energy GB and the closing date for...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 20th April 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £600 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 adds to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availa...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 19th April 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 12th April 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...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 9th April 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 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 WREN, a L...

Grants for Marine Projects (UK) 4th April 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 awarenes...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 28th March 2018

Registered Charities, churches, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full publ...

Funding to Improve the Water Environment (England) 27th March 2018

Charities, not-for-profit organisations, land managers (i.e. farmer, forester, tenant, landlord or licensor) and public bodies (local authority, parish council, national park authority) are all eligible to apply for grants to support projects to improve water environments in England. Eligible project activities can include creation / restoration of water-dependent habitats, e.g. a watercourse, lake or wetland; restoration of ecosystems in wa...

Grants of up to £5,000 to Improve Green Spaces (London) 26th March 2018

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available to Londoners working together to improve community open spaces to make them inclusive places for everyone to enjoy. The programme is open to groups of 3 or more people who meet regularly to improve spaces that can include parks, housing estates, town centres, woodlands and school grounds. The grants are being made available through the Groundwork London’s Our Space Awards and the closing date for appl...

Shetland Islands Council - Community Development Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2018

Community Councils and Community Development organisations who are based in Shetland have until the 13th April 2018 to apply for funding of between £500 and £4,000 from round 2 of the Community Development Fund. This funding is being made available by the Shetland Islands Council and aims to support organisations to deliver services, activities and initiatives in the following priority areas: children and young people; families at risk; olde...

Bristol Community Energy - Small Grants Programme Opens for Applications (Bristol) 23rd March 2018

The next closing date for applications to the Bristol Community Energy Fund is 11am on the 25th May 2018. Through the fund, community groups in Bristol can apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 for projects that support local people reduce their energy use and move toward cleaner renewable sources of energy as well as measures that ensure they can afford to meet their energy needs. Priority will be given to projects and activities t...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th March 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Worldwide Grant (UK) 19th March 2018

Researchers and Conservationists with projects focusing on endangered species, who are working and established in either the UK, UK overseas territories or any country NOT classified by the World Bank as high-income, can now apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years. Funding is available from the People's Trust for Endangered Species for work that seeks to: find the critical scientific evidence that will f...

Funding for Local Good Causes (UK) 9th March 2018

Any not for profit organisation or group with an idea for a project that will make a difference to the local community can now apply to be selected for a cash award. Up to three projects located near a Co-op store are chosen in each round to go forward to a membership vote which determines the level of award made. Funded by money raised from own brand products and carrier bag sales, the Co-op Local Community Fund has a total of £20 million to...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 7th March 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 31st May 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes 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 withi...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 6th March 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

New £2 Million Fund Announced For Communities to Improve Local Rail Services (Scotland) 5th March 2018

The Scottish Government has announced a new £2 million fund to enable local communities to develop options to improve local rail connections. Announced as part of the budget, the fund will be open to local organisations to carry out appraisal work on potential options to improve community access to rail services. The formal launch of the fund will take place in April once all of the necessary practical processes around the application, asses...

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 1st March 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 to support capital and revenue project costs are available to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations. The fund is made available through the Birmingham Airport Community Trust and the Trust will support projects relating to heritage conservation; environmental improvements; bringing communities together through facilities for sport, recreation and leisure...

Multimillion Pound Government Funding Boost for Cycle Safety (England) 23rd February 2018

The Department of Transport has announced that eight cities which the government has already been helping to lead the way in promoting cycling, will be given the chance to bid for an additional £6.5 million of funding to trial new schemes which improve safety. This will support the government’s aim of encouraging more people to cycle as part of everyday journeys. A further £0.5 million will be set aside to support Cycling UK’s Big bike...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 22nd February 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 by...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 21st February 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...

Funding to Protect Endangered Species (UK / International) 20th February 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to researchers and conservationists with projects focusing on endangered species. Projects can take place in either the UK, UK overseas territories or any country NOT classified by the World Bank as high-income. Priority will be given to projects that gather evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work, use scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy, dev...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. 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...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th February 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 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,...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for Applications (England) 29th January 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a new, simplified Countryside Stewardship Scheme that aims to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment. The programme consists of four simpler, quicker to apply for offers (Arable, Lowland grazing, Mixed farming and Upland) that will complement the current Higher Tier and Mid-Tier offers. Each offer has a set of options, requirements, pa...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 24th January 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland 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 Grants Programme for grant...

HS2 Woodland Fund Opens for Applications (England) 19th January 2018

The Forestry Commission has announced that the £1 million HS2 Woodland Fund is now open for applications. The aim of the fund is to support the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) and the creation of new native woodland. This fund is open to landowners within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands. Funding of up to £8,500 per (gross) hectare is available for creating new woodlan...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 12th January 2018

The Pebble Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects that can help communities to 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 chan...

Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge (UK / Europe) 2nd January 2018

The European Commission is inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water resources. The € 2 million Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize will be awarded through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Applications are welcomed from innovators, SMEs and non-profit organisations acting alone or...