Energy, Environment and Transport

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 19th August 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 35 pages of the latest funding news.

Walking and Cycling Grants London Opens for Applications (London) 19th August 2019

Groundwork London has announced that applications for Walking and Cycling Grants are now open for applications. Walking and Cycling Grants London is a programme which supports London’s diverse communities to walk and cycle more often and more safely. The programme, funded by Transport for London and administered by Groundwork London, offers grants to projects of up to £10,000 over a three-year period. Each organisation can submit up to 3 ap...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects (Scotland) 16th August 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 volunteers' expenses and activities funded could include, creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Projects supported must involve pract...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 13th August 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...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 12th August 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...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 7th August 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...

Awards for Conservationists Now Open (International) 6th August 2019

Applications for the Whitley Awards 2020 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...

Grants to Help Households Become More Energy Efficient (London, the South East and East of England) 29th July 2019

Up to 40 not-for-profit organisations and community groups can access grants of between £2,000 to £20,000 to help households across London and the South East of England to save money by being more energy efficient. The funding is aimed at maximising income for vulnerable households through face-to-face energy efficiency advice, including tariff switching and time of use tariff awareness; new registrations for the Priority Service Register; p...

Grants to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 24th July 2019

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...

£3 Million Available for Developing Components for Smart Energy Systems (UK) 24th July 2019

UK businesses and researchers can apply for a share of up to £3 million to support projects to develop important technology components that improve the efficiency of local energy systems. The funding is available through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge. Funding is available for feasibility studies and for larger research and development projects. The deadline for applications is at...

Funding to Increase the Recycle Rates for Non Household Municipal Waste (England) 24th July 2019

Grants of between £25,000 to £170,000 are available to increase recycling rate for non-household municipal business waste (NHM) which is generated by sectors such as hospitality and food service, education, health, transport, retail, wholesale and offices. A total of £1million capital funding is available to organisations that either collect or facilitate collection of this waste to provide new or improved recycling services/operations; an...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 23rd July 2019

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

£100 Million National Lottery Climate Action Fund Launched (UK) 22nd July 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. Whilst the types of activities will differ from place to place it is expected that all funded projects will have one thing in common: the ability to deliver high impact community-led climate action. This includes in areas such as sustainable energy, sustainable tra...

Funding of up to £50,000 Available to Improve Access to Green Spaces (London) 19th July 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to schools, charities and other organisations in London to improve access to green spaces and nature. This could include creating a community garden, improving parks and other green spaces for people and wildlife; greening school playgrounds to create natural play space and protect children from air pollution; and creating pocket parks in urban areas; etc. The funding is being made availa...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 18th July 2019

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

The Ford Britain Trust (England & Wales) 15th July 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Ford Britain Trust's large grants programme is the 30th August 2019. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 10th July 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.

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Develop New Community Energy Business Models (England) 9th July 2019

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has announced that Round 2 of its Next Generation Fund has opened for applications. Through this fund, established and experienced community energy businesses in England have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £100,000 and expert advice to develop local innovative business models in areas such as for example time-of-use tariffs, electric-car charging or battery storage; etc. Next Generation is...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 5th July 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,...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 5th July 2019

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...

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisations to maintain and invest in community spaces. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation. Orga...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 2nd July 2019

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 re...

Grants of £1,000 Available for Tree Planting Projects (Oxfordshire & Berkshire) 28th June 2019

Community based organisations such as schools, community groups or non-governmental organisations in Oxfordshire and Berkshire can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for community projects that conserve, restore and protect indigenous trees and woodlands, forests, habitats and associated biodiversity; support community engagement in tree planting to promote reforestation and to increase awareness of the importance of trees and forests to enviro...

Grants Available to Promote Waste Prevention (Scotland) 27th June 2019

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 fewer than 250 employees and a turnover below €50m. Currently there is no maximum limit and each application is assessed on a case...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 26th June 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...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 25th June 2019

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the £10 million Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The...

Smart, Affordable Global Energy Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 21st June 2019

A competition that offers UK based businesses the opportunity to apply for a share of up to £22 million to help provide clean, affordable and secure energy in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia has opened for applications. This is an investment in innovative, market-focused energy technologies aimed at reducing energy prices; generating cleaner energy and ensuring security of supply. Early stage projects costing £50,000 - £300,000; mid stage...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...