Energy, Environment and Transport

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th September 2019 for the next trustees meeting of th...

Fund Opens to Reduce Waste from Plastic Packaging and Textiles (England) 18th June 2019

The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a £4.7 million grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply for government funding for innovative solutions to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic packaging such as plastic trays, pots and tubs, plastic films and pouches, as well as funding for innovative projects that boost the recycling of texti...

Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (UK) 10th June 2019

Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area and may be, for example, new meadows, wildlife re-introduction or site access improvements. The funding is being made available through th...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 5th June 2019

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th August 2019. 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 wi...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 4th June 2019

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...

£2 million Fund to Develop Horizontal Spaceflight (UK) 3rd June 2019

Potential spaceports can now submit applications to enable research into the market opportunities offered by new and emerging horizontal spaceflight technologies. Grant recipients will then be able to use this research to develop an individual business case for offering horizontal launch services from the UK in the early 2020s. Individual applicants can apply for up to £500,000 of funding for up to 75% of the costs of the project. Applicants...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 30th May 2019

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing 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 qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

New £10 Million Fund for Urban Tree Planting Now Open (England) 29th May 2019

A new fund has opened that will support the planting of 130,000 trees across England’s towns and cities. Announced by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs the new £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund will offer grants over the next two years to individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs. This will be a challenge fund that will require applicants to find match funding. The Fund is now open for block bids i.e. for fun...

Grants for Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 24th May 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to Scottish community groups to scope out potential climate action projects. The funding can be used by the community groups to develop ideas which would support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions. The funding could be used, for example, organising a community consultation event and survey work, engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development...

Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by investing in infrastructure such as weighing equipment, storage solutions, warehouses, industrial freezers and fridges, labeling equipment and vehicles. The funding is being made available through the 2nd funding round of the Food Waste Prevention progra...

£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition to support pre-production projects that can enhance the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in zero-emission vehicles. Eligible projects must either speed up the development of low- and zero-emission vehicles or demonstr...

Funding Available to Protect the Scottish Countryside (Scotland) 15th May 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations in Scotland that investigate how technology can deliver better targeted information to land owners, developers and local authorities etc to minimise the effects of development on the Scottish countryside and the local environment. A total of £250,000 has been allocated to phase 1 of this funding round. Around 5 research and development contracts are expected to be awarded. Phase 2 will b...

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme Opens for Applications (Wales) 15th May 2019

The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) is now open for applications. The fund is open to applications from community organisations within 5 miles of an eligible landfill or waste transfer site for projects that protect the local environment. The scheme funds projects with focuses on Biodiversity, Waste Minimisation and the reduction of Waste to Landfill and Wider Environmental Enhancements. Grants of between £5,000 and £49,999...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 14th May 2019

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to support the adoption of ebikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. The funding which is being made available through Transport Scotland is providing grants of up to £25,000 towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial ebikes (Category A fund); a...

Smart Energy Systems: Apply For Funding (UK) 13th May 2019

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop designs for smart local energy systems that make the best use of innovative technologies including cheaper renewables, energy storage, low carbon heat and digital infrastructure. Projects will create new market and business models using smart energy systems that enable deployment at scale of the latest in energy technologies across heat, power and transport, in a way that...

Funding for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (Wales) 10th May 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help organisations explore enterprising ideas that could contribute to a more sustainable future for their community space. The funding is available for projects that provide greater access to community spaces for local people as well as develop or grow the income generating activities of applicant organisations. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation and the closing date for...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Local Projects that Reduce Waste and the Use of Plastics (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, St Helens and Wigan or Leigh) 3rd May 2019

Applications are invited from voluntary and community organisations for projects that reduce waste and help to achieve a reduction in the use of plastics whilst also improving the health and wellbeing of communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to carry out activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. Eligible applicant groups will have an annual income of less than £30,000, be volunteer led and be w...

Grants for Community Tree Planting Schemes (London) 2nd May 2019

Formally constituted organisations including civil society organisations, community groups, charities, housing associations and private landowners who own or manage green spaces, schools and boroughs can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000 for tree planting through the Greener City fund. Grants will be awarded to organisations working with a diverse range of people such as volunteers to help to connect local communities to nature by planti...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects (Scotland) 25th April 2019

Groups of volunteers can apply for grants of up to £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Grants can be used for plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses and activities funded could include, creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Projects supported must involve pra...

Funding for Community Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 25th April 2019

Local volunteer transport schemes aiming to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport to North Somerset residents with limited mobility can apply for grants of £50 - £500 to cover a range of outgoings. Eligible applicants will be (typically) volunteer run community transport groups providing fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-ride, group hire and day trips or car schemes run by voluntee...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 17th April 2019

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...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 16th April 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that increase tree cover, improve access to woodland, enhance habitats and provide environmental education. Applications will be a...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available Sustainability Initiatives (Reading) 9th April 2019

Not-for-profit, charities or Small or Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are based within an approximate 15-mile radius of Reading Town Hall can apply for grant funding for sustainability initiatives. Grants of £100 to £5,000 for initiatives which improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability in the local community including educational projects. Apply at any time to the Reading Community Energy.

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd April 2019

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 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 is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 1st April 2019

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 2nd September 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,00...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 25th March 2019

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...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of £300 to £1,500 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 11th March 2019

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 the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 8th March 2019

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...

Small Grants for Organisations with an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 7th March 2019

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...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 6th March 2019

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...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 6th March 2019

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...

New Funding for Urban Parks and Green Spaces (UK) 27th February 2019

A new £10 million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative is a new national initiative to enable places across the UK to develop ambitious solutions to secure and enhance the future of public parks and greenspaces for long term public benefit. Up to eight local authorities and communities will receive support to develop and implement bold and innovative funding and management solutions for their green spaces. Running over two years, the fun...

Funding to Help Commercial Deployment of Tidal Projects (Scotland) 26th February 2019

A £10 million fund aiming to support tidal energy generation development in Scottish waters is now open for applications. Aiming to drive innovation and achieve a reduction in the cost of electricity generated, funding is available in the form of a grant, loan or other form of repayable assistance of up to £5 million per award. Individual organisations or consortia of organisations and groups are eligible to apply. Projects must be able to d...

£13 Million of New Funding to Rejuvenate Local Parks and Green Spaces (England) 25th February 2019

The UK Government has announced that Councils across the country are to benefit from more than £13 million funding to rejuvenate and create green spaces for the benefit of all. £9.7 million of new funding will be awarded to local councils to better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces. An additional £2.75 million will also be made available for the pocket parks plus programme to support communities to take the lead in...

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 18th February 2019

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focusing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a particular focus on organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Applications for core or project cost are considered. The next deadline to apply is the 18th June 2019.

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

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...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 8th February 2019

Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or d...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 6th February 2019

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,...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 31st January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 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, f...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 22nd January 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. Applications are assessed five times a year with the next available meeting dates being the 8th March 2019. Apply at least three weeks...

Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 29th November 2018

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...

New Grants for Environmental Projects (Wales) 13th November 2018

A second round of a grant funding programme that helps communities most affected by proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station is now open. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available. There will also be an opportunity to apply for one nationally significant grant award of £50,000 to £250,000 per year. Projects supported will take place within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites and address one o...

Grants to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 1st November 2018

Grants of between £5000 and £50,000 are available to encourage people in Scotland to use sustainable travel choices, including buses, trams, trains and car share clubs for longer journeys. The Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations that want to changes people's everyday travel behaviour and aims to help cut Scotland's carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It also aims to reverse the trend toward...

Reforms and Extension to the Plug-in Car Grant (UK) 31st October 2018

The UK Government has announced changes to the Plug-in Car Grant (PICG), a scheme aiming to reduce the cost of eligible electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen vehicles. For the last seven years, the PICG has provided a discount to the price of over 160,000 new ultra-low emission vehicles. The changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles will move from £4,500 to £3,500 and Category 2 and 3 vehicles will no longer be eligible....

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...

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...