Energy, Environment and Transport

Grants for Local Environmental Projects (Scotland) 6th December 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 to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This funding ro...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 4th December 2019

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 March 2020.

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 3rd December 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...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 3rd December 2019

From the 18th March 2020, 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...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 28th November 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. The next closing date...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 27th November 2019

Schools, 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 delivered in March...

Severn Trent Announces Launch of its Community Fund (East and West Midlands) 27th November 2019

From January 2020, local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region will be able to apply for a share of £10million of funding which is being made available over the next five years. Funding will be available for projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills; help create better places to live in and use; look after the natural environment; give people greater access to that environment or hel...

Government Announces Grants to Help Protect Properties from Flooding (England) 27th November 2019

The Government has announced that homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by this autumn’s flooding will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help to pay for a range of property improvements to enable them to become more resilient to flooding. The funding will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and rai...

Funding of up to £2,000 for Community Projects (England, Wales and Scotland) 25th November 2019

From early January 2020, community groups and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £2000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 22nd November 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 e-bikes 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 e-bikes (Category A fund);...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd November 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 to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 22nd November 2019

Community Groups in Scotland can now apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for practical projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes. Examples of the items that can be funded include: Litter picking equipment; Bike trailers for transporting tools and equipment; Hand tools; Power tools; Native plants; Fruit trees. The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Sc...

Funding for Road Safety Projects (UK) 21st November 2019

The GEM Road Safety Charity has announced that up to £10,000 of funding is now available to support projects which aim to increase road safety. Applications are accepted from registered charities, road safety organisations, universities and groups with a clearly defined and well planned project. Support is available for projects which aim to increase road safety for all through research, education, engineering or enforcement. The GEM Road S...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 20th November 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 13th December 2019 for the next trustees meeting of the...

Government Launches New Scheme to Boost Tree-Planting (England) 19th November 2019

The government has announced the launch of a new £50million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The new Woodland Carbon Guarantee will encourage farmers and landowners in England to plant more trees and create new woodland in return for payments as those trees grow. Successful applicants will be offered the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the government over a 35-year period at a guaranteed pr...

Grants for Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 18th November 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 that 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 or...

Funding Available to Expand Electric Car Charging Infrastructure (UK) 13th November 2019

The UK Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of £5million of funding which is available to help build up local charging infrastructure and to increase access to chargepoints for drivers. Funding for electric vehicle chargepoints remains available through the following schemes: on-street residential chargepoint scheme (£5 million); workplace charging scheme (£500 per chargepoint socket and £10,000 per business); electric...

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme Opens for Applications (Wales) 12th November 2019

Organisations in Wales that are within 5 miles of an eligible landfill or waste transfer site who are managing projects that focus on biodiversity, waste minimisation and the reduction of waste to Landfill as well as wider environmental enhancements can now apply for grants of between £5,000 and £49,000. The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is being managed by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action and has a total of £1.4million av...

Applications Invited to Support Communities Tackle Climate Change (UK) 6th November 2019

A new £100mmillion fund has opened for applications to help local communities tackle climate change. The funding which will be available over the next 10 years is available to communities to work together to reduce their carbon foot print. This could include actions on sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption (food and waste), and the natural environment. The National Lottery Climate Action Fund will support up to 15 place-base...

New Funding Available to Create Pocket Parks and Revive Neglected Green Spaces (England) 4th November 2019

A new £1.35 million fund has been launched to help local communities in England create new pocket parks or to revive rundown green spaces in their area. Community groups can now bid grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and up to £25,000 to renovate existing parks which have fallen into disrepair, bringing them back into public use. Pocket Parks can be in a housing estate, adjacent to a canal, in a high street, in the ground of a lo...

Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 31st October 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 Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 29th October 2019

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises based in South Wales can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education and strengthen disadvantaged communities. To be eligible organisations will need to have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. Grants can cover revenue and capital c...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 25th October 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...

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 24th October 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site prep...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 23rd October 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...

Grants of up to £10 Million Available to Develop New and more Efficient Ways to Produce the UK’s Food (UK) 4th October 2019

The UK Government has announced that up to £20 million of grant funding is available to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production Challenge will invest in large scale and ambitious projects that help UK food production break out of a traditional land-based model and move towards a sustainable position of net-zero emissions. Areas of work co...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd October 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 31st March 2020.

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 1st October 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 of up to £30,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 20th September 2019

Local authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue services or UK based registered charities can now apply for funding to improve road safety. Projects should either be pilots, trials or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention. All projects should link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures and should have the potential to be scalable. The Road Safety Trus...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Pilot Local Heat and Energy Strategies (Scotland) 16th September 2019

Local Authorities in nine areas of Scotland are now able to apply for up to £50,000 to pilot Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies. The strategies should aim to identify local solutions to reduce emissions from buildings and tackle fuel poverty. The Scottish Government has made the funding available to empower local authorities and communities to play an active role in reducing emissions. Funding is available in the following areas: An...

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...

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...

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

£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...