Energy, Environment and Transport

Biffa Award One-Off Grant to Celebrate 25 Years of Funding (England & Northern Ireland) 24th May 2022

To celebrate its 25th year of funding community and biodiversity projects, Biffa Award is making a one-off grant of £2.5 million available for one inclusive and inspirational project that will leave a lasting legacy for the next 25 years. The Biffa Award 25 will support either a cultural project that creates, restores, modernises and improves facilities such as a cultural, heritage or visitor centre to engage and encourage tourists and or day...

Grants to Address Climate Change in Communities (Wales) 23rd May 2022

Grants of up to £350,000 are available to UK-based charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that address climate change in communities and help people live in a more sustainable way. The funding will support the capital and revenue costs of between ten and twenty projects taking place in Wales that support more people from diverse communities to take action on climate change, reduce the impact on the climate, and share wh...

New Fund Launched to Tackle Chewing Gum Litter (UK) 20th May 2022

A new grant scheme has been launched to help local authorities across the UK to clean chewing gum off of pavements and invest in long-term behaviour change to prevent gum from being dropped in the first place. The Chewing Gum Task Force Grant Scheme, administered by Keep Britain Tidy and supported by chewing gum producers, will award grants of up to £20,000 to fund street cleansing and/or the purchase of cleaning equipment. Larger grants of u...

Climate Change Funding for Community Groups (Northumberland) 20th May 2022

Charities, voluntary groups, and other community organisations are invited to apply for funding for initiatives that address climate change and help reduce carbon emissions across Northumbria. Two levels of funding are available: grants of up to £1,000 will help groups with event equipment, promotional materials, hire costs, energy audits, the planting of community orchards and other greenery, and larger events or series of events; and grants...

New £1 Million Fund to Boost Reusable Packaging (UK) 20th May 2022

Organisations across the UK can apply for a share of £1 million in funding for innovative projects that increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the food and drink sector. The funding is being made available through the Bring It Back Fund’, launched by Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, which is looking for projects that help shift people’s habits by making it easier for them to use alternatives to single-use packaging. This coul...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 19th May 2022

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 for Food and Climate Action Projects (Glasgow) 17th May 2022

Grants of £1,500 are available for local, small-scale community-led food and climate action projects in Glasgow. The Food & Climate Action Fund will support ten community groups to create spaces where people who are passionate about food, climate, and making positive change can come together. The funding could be used to support activities such as cooking or gardening groups, community diaries, or a community garden open day to share cooking...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 16th May 2022

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications f...

£2 Million Fund to Help the Media Sector Reduce their Impact on the Environment (UK & Ireland) 13th May 2022

As part of its campaign to be a net zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has reopened the Sky Zero Footprint Fund to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the environment. The £2 million competition is open to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses in the UK and Ireland to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and ad...

Strategic Innovation Fund to Open for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced the challenge areas for the next round of the Strategic Innovation Fund to help energy networks accelerate the transition to net zero at the lowest cost to consumers. Four innovation challenge areas have been identified as the priorities that this year’s project proposals should address: supporting a just energy transit...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 12th May 2022

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...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 9th May 2022

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme. A total of £27 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills across England, Scotland and Wales. Projects should also focus on enabling a just transition to national net zero carbon emissions targets and reducing the impact of clim...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the seco...

Funding to Support Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

The UK government is making funding available to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects to ensure the country has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system. Delivered by Innovate UK, strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure to support low carbon hydrogen projects that are able to start construction rapidly. UK registered businesses of any size, working alone or in c...

£5 Million in Funding to Support the Farming Industry to Improve Air & Water Quality (Scotland) 4th May 2022

In an effort to help the farming industry reduce emissions and improve air and water quality, the Scottish government is making £5 million in funding available to support farmers, crofters and agricultural contractors to change their practice by ensuring they have access to the right equipment. Through the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme, farmers and crofters can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to purchase items of agricultura...

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 29th April 2022

Grants of between £50 and £250 are available to local groups to improve local green spaces in Scotland.  The funding which is being mnade available through the 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 that improve the health and wellbeing of deprived local c...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 25th April 2022

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support to preserve gardens across the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 12th September 2022. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wild...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 21st April 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 of up to £4,000 Available for Community Energy Projects (South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Sedgemoor District) 20th April 2022

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...

Project Funding to Restore Peatlands (Wales) 20th April 2022

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects that restore Welsh peatlands. The funding will enable individuals and organisations to develop projects that reverse habitat loss and improve the condition of peatlands. This could include projects that address issues such as peatland erosion, peatland drainage, the sustainable management of lowland peats, or the gradual restoration of high carbon emitting peatlands. Costs including project c...

£5 Million Fund to Develop Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Technology (Scotland) 15th April 2022

In an effort to tackle climate change, a new two-year initiative has been launched to help develop emerging CO2 utilisation technology. The funding will help businesses and organisations across Scotland to develop and make use of emerging technology to convert carbon dioxide into commercially useful forms, such as synthetic fuels and aquaculture proteins. Grants are expected to be in the region of £150,000 to £500,000, and will cover up to 5...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 13th April 2022

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 25th June 2022. 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 organisations or...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 11th April 2022

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 for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 7th April 2022

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 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...

£10 Million Pilot Funding for Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projects (England) 7th April 2022

Local authorities and partnerships in England are invited to apply for a share of £10 million in funding for innovative projects that support the transition to EV use. Between three and eight electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects are expected to be supported, with a particular focus on provision for those without off-street parking. The funding, which is made available through the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructu...

Postcode Community Trust Re-opens for Applications (Wales) 5th April 2022

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme will open to applications monthly from the 1st February 2022. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Community Benefit Societies and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of up to £25,000, and oth...

Scholarship Programme to Support Young People with an Interest in the Natural Word (England) 5th April 2022

The Field Studies Council (FSC) are seeking applications to their Young Darwin Scholarship programme, an initiative which encourages and supports young people aged 16-25 in England who have a real interest in the natural world. The programme includes a heavily subsidised 5-day residential trip, or series of days for 75 scholars along with additional support and mentoring, including advice on study and career choices, reduced price FSC training...

Funding to Help Reduce Household Waste (Greater Manchester) 31st March 2022

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. Funding will be distributed via two awards: grants of up to £10,000 are av...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 29th March 2022

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. Applications must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbreak; bring the community closer together through facilities for sport, recreation and other leisure-time activities; suppor...

New Fund Launched to Support Organisations to Become More Energy Efficient (UK) 28th March 2022

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations across the UK to become more energy efficient. Charities working with disability, mental health or older people; hospices and palliative care organisations; historic buildings and landscapes; libraries and archives; and museums, galleries and performing arts organisations previously awarded capital grant funding by the Wolfson Foundation can apply for funding for refurbishment, maint...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 25th March 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local community and voluntary groups in Avon and Somerset for projects that improve road safety and prevent road traffic injuries. The funding is being made available through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust’s Road Safety Grant. The closing date for applications is the 1st June 2022.

Grants to Improve & Develop Community Allotments (Kent & Medway) 24th March 2022

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to encourage the expansion of community allotments or to establish new sites across Kent and Medway. Allotments wishing to apply should be properly established as a community resource, with a governing document, trustees or a management committee, and a named bank account. The funding is being made available through the Kent Community Foundation’s Amity Allotment Fund to cover start-up costs for new allo...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 22nd March 2022

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 21st March 2022

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund 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 £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Funding for Road Safety Projects (UK) 18th March 2022

Funding is available to support projects that aim to improve road safety through research, education, engineering or enforcement. The funding which is being made available through the GEM Road Safety Charity will accept applications from registered charities, road safety organisations, universities and groups with a clearly defined and well-planned project. Projects supported should have a regional or national significance. The closing date f...

New Grants to Boost Sustainable Tourism in the National Forest (East and West Midlands) 17th March 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to organisations working in the tourism and hospitality sector for new, innovative and sustainable tourism projects in the National Forest to support businesses with their continued recovery from the pandemic. The funding, which is available through the National Forest Company’s Sustainable Tourism Grants scheme, will support projects that improve and promote access for all visitors to surrounding woodla...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 15th March 2022

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 is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. To be eligible most projects must be within 10 miles of an eligible licen...

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 £...

£288 Million Government Fund for Green Heating Projects (England) 14th March 2022

Public, private and third sector organisations in England can now bid for capital funding to help new and existing heat networks move to low and zero carbon technologies. The funding, which is being made available through the Government’s £288 million Green Heat Network Fund, will support the rollout of low-carbon technologies like heat pumps, and solar and geothermal energy, to help networks deliver clean heating to homes, offices, commerc...

Funding for Large Scale Built and Natural Environment Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th March 2022

Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are available for large scale Built Environment or Natural Environment projects. This could include restoring, modernising and improving cultural, heritage or visitor centres to attract more visitors; or projects that protect, enhance and safeguard habitats or species. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme and preference will be given to projects in which...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 7th March 2022

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...

Round Two of the Local Authority Treescapes Fund Opens to Applications (England) 7th March 2022

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has launched round two of the Local Authority Treescapes fund to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities. £5.4 million is available during this funding round to establish more trees in non-woodland areas such as parks, riparian zones, copses and shelterbelts, as well as green lanes, beside roads and footpaths, and vacant and disused community spaces. Up to one h...

Grants Available for Tree Planting Projects in Urban Areas (England) 4th March 2022

Grants are available to community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals for tree planting projects in urban and peri-urban areas in England. The funding is being made available through the 4th round of the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund. Small organisations and community groups can apply for grants between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting; and block grants of over £125,...

£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 for Wildlife & River Projects (England) 15th February 2022

Farmers and landowners can apply for funding from the UK Government’s Landscape Recovery scheme to support projects that will restore nature, reduce flood risks and boost biodiversity. This first round will focus on two themes: recovering and restoring threatened native species; and restoring streams and rivers, improving water quality, biodiversity, and adapting to climate change. Applications can be made by individuals, organisations 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...

Small Grants for Organisations with an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 4th January 2022

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London can apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 per year for up to five years. 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 health and...

Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Human Rights Groups (UK / International) 10th December 2021

LUSH, the handmade cosmetics company, is offering funding to small not-for-profit organisations and campaign groups from the UK and around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment and human rights. LUSH Charity Pot grants award funding to ‘non-violent direct action’ groups for projects that aim to create long-term change, and are unpopular and often overlooked by other funders. They also prefer projects...

Funding Available for Low Carbon and Climate Change Projects (Hertfordshire) 7th December 2021

Hertfordshire County Council, in partnership with Crowdfunder and Hertfordshire Community Foundation, has launched the Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund to support local projects to become carbon neutral and tackle climate change. Not-for-profit voluntary and community organisations can apply for a grant to match fund up to 50% of costs, up to £5,000, for projects that enable and inspire people to take action against climate change. Projects cou...

£5 Million Fund Launched to Help Social Enterprises Transition to Net Zero (Scotland) 6th December 2021

Zero Waste Scotland, in partnership with Social Investment Scotland, has launched a £5 million fund to help social enterprises and the wider third sector make the transition to carbon net zero. The Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund will support social enterprises, charities, and community organisations to become carbon neutral through activities including waste reduction, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable tran...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 12th November 2021

Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recyclin...

Transport Scotland Launches #AndSheCycles Campaign (Scotland) 26th October 2021

Grants, support, advice and equipment are available to encourage more young women (aged 13-18) to cycle. The #AndSheCycles campaign has been developed with young women across Scotland to address the gender cycling gap and aims to empower young female cycling ambassadors in schools, colleges and youth groups to encourage more young women to cycle. As part of the campaign, young women will take part in a three part interactive workshop to help...

Heat Pump Ready Programme Launched (UK) 25th October 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems. The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-...

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...

Ofgem Launches £450 Million Strategic Innovation Fund (UK) 14th September 2021

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has launched a new Strategic Innovation Fund to help shape the future of the UK’s gas and electricity networks. The fund will look to invest £450 million in energy innovation by 2026, and aims to support innovative, ambitious projects which will help accelerate the transition to net zero. The fund will provide innovative businesses...

New Fund for Projects Tackling Climate Change (Essex) 31st August 2021

Essex County Council is making grants of up to £20,000 available to support voluntary and community organisations and schools delivering activities tackling climate change in the county. A total of £500,000 in funding is available through the Climate Action Challenge Fund to support community activities that embeds behavioural change in residents around key climate issues. This could include activity such as community gardening projects, pro...

Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International) 30th July 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK b...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 12th July 2021

Public, private, and third sector organisations in England can apply for funding to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks. The £10 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme supports the commercialisation of low-carbon heat network projects (including the supply of cooling), and will help organisations prepare for early applications to the full GHNF scheme when it is launched by the Department of Business...

Innovation Fund Supporting Plant Nurseries to Increase & Diversify Domestic Tree Supply (England) 7th July 2021

The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with Defra, is launching a new innovation fund supporting nurseries to increase and diversify domestic tree supply in England. The £1 million Tree Production Innovation Fund will award grants of up to £200,000 to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of planting stock available for tree planting. Public bod...

Funding to Broaden Innovation in Forestry (East of England & East Midlands, Yorkshire & the North East of England, the South West, & the South East & London) 28th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has launched a number of regional funds in England that support forestry businesses and conservation organisations that are working with land owners to better manage their existing woodlands. Grants of up to £70,000 are available which may be used on one project or for a number of smaller projects to encourage and broaden innovation in forestry that results in the improved ecological conditions of existing woodlands an...

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 Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 25th June 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

Low Carbon Workspaces Grants (South East) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire to help them invest in low carbon technologies and energy-saving upgrades. The purpose of the grant funding is to help businesses reduce their energy bills and overheads, cut their carbon emissions, and boost their eco-credentials; as part of the UK goal to achieve carbon-neutrality...

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...

Grant Scheme to Improve Energy Efficiency & Reduce Carbon Emissions East Midland & (East of England) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £60,000 are available to small and medium sized enterprises for capital projects to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce carbon emissions. The Eastern New Energy is a collaborative research project led by the University of East London, focusing on low/zero carbon actions and local economic development. The grant scheme is designed to help local private and social enterprises and other organisations in Hertford...

Funding to Restore Woodland Habitat & Increase Resilience to Pests, Diseases & Climate Change (England) 24th May 2021

The UK Government are launching a new funding stream as part of their Nature for Climate Fund to improve woodland habitat and increase their resilience to pests, diseases and climate change. The Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds are aimed at forestry businesses and conservation organisations in England who are in a position to help owners better manage their existing woodlands. Three funding streams are being launched: the Routes...

Funding to Support Local Organisations to Reduce their Carbon Footprint (Cumbria) 13th May 2021

To help tackle environmental challenges, the Lake District Foundation is making funding available to support local organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. A total of £1 million in funding is available to community groups and small and medium sized businesses from a range of sectors (primary agriculture and fishing are excluded) to help tackle climate change in the Lake District National Park. Low Carbon Lake District Grants will provi...

Additional Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 30th March 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government has announced an additional £300 million in funding for green home upgrades in lower income households. The additional funding will be delivered through both the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator to support households with incomes under £30,000pa with energy efficiency impro...

£70 Million Fund to Improve Recycling (Scotland) 24th March 2021

A new five-year £70 million Scottish Government Recycling Improvement Fund to improve recycling services and treatment infrastructure has opened to applications. Local authorities, and local authority-led partnerships involving the third and private sectors are invited to apply to the Recycling Improvement Fund to help drive new innovations and improvements to recycling in their area and across the country. This could include promoting waste...

Grants to Protect the Ocean & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK) 23rd March 2021

Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects which help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity Fund will finance one multi-year project that contributes to the protection and enhancement of the marine/coastal environment Projects must take place in the UK and its territorial waters and should incorporate an educational outreach element to engage with...

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 £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...