Energy, Environment and Transport

Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK) 27th July 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the UK. The Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation 2.0 Competition will award funding for industry or academic-led projects in two lots: grants of up to £1 million for projects developing and piloting mid-stage CCUS innovation; and gra...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Envi...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 23rd July 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will award grants totalling £1 million over the next three years. The Fund is looking to support ideas that will go on to mak...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will b...

Grants for Tree & Hedgerow Planting (England) 22nd July 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for volunteer Tree Wardens and community groups to plant new hedgerows, hedgerow trees and to gap up existing hedgerows in rural and urban areas across England this winter. As part of the Tree Council’s year-long Close the Gap programme, their Community Hedge Fund is open to applications from registered charities, community groups, incorporated organisations, schools and tree wardens for projects which c...

Funding to Help Excluded & Disadvantaged Communities Connect with Nature (Wales) 22nd July 2021

Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available to encourage people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities across Wales to get in touch with nature. £400,000 in funding is available through the Local Places for Nature: Breaking Barriers programme to support communities including black and minority ethnic, refugee, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups, and those experiencing poverty, unemployment and ill health who live in urban or...

Movement for Good Awards (UK & Republic of Ireland) 22nd July 2021

Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Thirty charities will each receive a £10,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, rural/community development, climate change/environment, equality/human rights, and arts/culture/h...

Scottish Power Foundation Opens for Applications (UK) 21st July 2021

Charities in the UK can now apply for funding of between £35,000 and £200,000 through the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to charities that make a positive difference in education, training, arts and culture and environmental initiatives. Applying for funding is highly competitive each year. Charities w...

Funding to Install Energy Saving Upgrades & Low Carbon Heating in Low-Income Households (England) 21st July 2021

Local authorities and Local Energy Hubs can apply for a share of £350 million in funding to help them install energy saving upgrades and low carbon heating in low-income households in England. The Sustainable Warmth Competition will award funding to upgrade the worst insulated owner occupier and private rented homes via two existing schemes: the Local Authority Delivery scheme (Phase 3) will upgrade low-income households heated by mains gas;...

Grants to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 16th July 2021

Grants of up to £770,000 are available to organisations in Wales to increase the use of recycled materials. The Circular Economy Fund, administered by WRAP on behalf of the Welsh Government, offers large-scale grants to businesses seeking capital investment funding to increase their use of recycled materials in existing or new manufactured products, packaging or components. Funding can also be used to extend the useful life-time of products/m...

Funding Programme to Reduce Marine Litter (Northern Ireland) 16th July 2021

Organisations in Northern Ireland responsible for managing free to access public open space can apply for funding to purchase equipment for projects to reduce marine litter. The Live Here Love Here Marine Litter Capital Grants scheme will award grants of between £500 and £40,000 to constituted groups, businesses and statutory bodies (between £500 and £5,000 for non-constituted groups) to support projects such as seagull-proof bins, gull/ro...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th July 2021

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...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

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...

Funding for Public Activities & Events to Engage Communities with Climate Matters (Scotland) 13th July 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to museums, libraries and historic environment organisations in Scotland for public facing activities and events focused on engaging communities with climate matters. The #COP26Conversations Fund will provide funding for small scale, community focused events and activities in the build up to and during COP26 in November. Activities could include a one-off event or workshop to explore the impact of climate...

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...

Funding to Make London Greener (London) 8th July 2021

The Mayor of London, in partnership with Thames Water, has launched the latest round of the Grow Back Greener Fund to make London greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient to climate change. A total of £1.2m is available in this round, across two themes: access to green space; and climate adaptation and water. Charities, community groups, tenants and residents’ associations, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisati...

Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK) 7th July 2021

The NatureSave Trust has announced that the next funding round will open from the 1st September 2021. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. The Trust will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to charities and voluntary and grassroots organisations for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. Pr...

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 Help People at Acute Risk of Displacement Due to Climate Change (UK) 6th July 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally for projects that support people who have been forcibly displaced and returnees to respond to the climate crisis; and promote environmental recovery and protection. The funding is being made available through the JAC Trust and projects can last up to 12 months. The deadline for applications is...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 1st July 2021

The latest round of the East Midlands Airport Community Fund is open to applications from communities around East Midlands airport. Charities, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community g...

Funding for Cycle & Scooter Facilities in Schools and Nurseries (Scotland) 1st July 2021

Local authorities can apply for funding for the installation of cycle and/or scooter parking facilities in schools and nurseries based in Scotland to encourage young people to cycle or scoot, and to help reduce traffic congestion at the school gates. Through the School Cycle and Scooter Parking Fund, applicants can apply for a maximum of £10,000 per school to cover the costs of materials, delivery and installation for facilities such as indiv...

Funding to Support Environmental Projects Initiated by School Students (Buckinghamshire) 29th June 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to primary and secondary schools in Buckinghamshire to support environmental projects initiated and led by the school’s students. The Heart of Buck’s Green Schools Fund makes grants available to School Councils or similar student bodies affiliated to schools operating in the area administered by Buckinghamshire Council. Projects put forward for consideration should be environmental improvement schemes...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 28th June 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

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...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 21st June 2021

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th September 2021. The funding is 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 in...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 21st June 2021

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for local projects that benefit the community and environment through heritage conservation, environment improvement, sport, recreation, and other leisure activities, improving health and well-being. For this round of funding, the Trustees wi...

Funding for Asian and African Elephant Conservation Initiatives (International) 21st June 2021

The International Elephant Foundation has announced that it will be accepting applications for Asian and African elephant conservation initiatives for funding in 2022. A limited number of grants will be available and the average grant size awarded will be approximately $10,000. To be eligible for funding initiatives must clearly contribute to the in situ or ex situ conservation of African or Asian elephants or their habitats; be grounded in...

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 and farmers 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 support capital costs for tree planti...

Funding for Community Shared Transport Schemes (Scotland) 16th June 2021

Micro-grants of up to £2,500 are available to Scottish third sector organisations, social enterprises, and established community groups setting-up a new shared transport scheme. This can include bike share, car share or ride share. The funding is being made available by CoMoUK and supports organisations wishing to set up the sharing of assets that have already been purchased. The funding can be used for activities that facilitate the sharin...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 10th June 2021

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 September 2021.

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 8th June 2021

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 10th September 2021. 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 organisation...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 7th June 2021

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...

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 Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 2nd June 2021

To help local communities to respond to climate change, Volunteering Matters are inviting local groups of volunteers to apply for funding of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Funded by NatureScot, 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...

New Funding to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastic Packaging (UK) 2nd June 2021

UK Research and Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge has announced a new £7 million competition for business-led research and development projects that focus on solving issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging. Grants of between £200,000 to £4 million per project will be awarded to UK registered businesses, academic institutions, charities, not-for-profit organisations, public sector organisations, researc...

Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Scotland) 24th May 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new funding round to support collaborative projects that improve the visitor experience in rural parts of Scotland that are facing pressures on their infrastructure or have negative impacts on communities due to significant increases in visitor numbers. The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will award grants of between £75,000 and £375,000 to National Park Authorities and Local Authorities to support in...

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...

Funding to Enhance and Create Community Woodland Sites (Wales) 22nd April 2021

Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for projects that will restore, enhance and in some instances acquire land to create new community woodlands in Wales. Funding is available through the Community Woodlands Fund for community-led projects which create new blocks of woodland and improve existing woodland, such as street trees within an urban neighbourhood, or a broad corridor including a new f...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 12th April 2021

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...

Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 8th April 2021

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to t...

Funding to Restore Damaged Peatlands (Scotland) 31st March 2021

To further Scotland’s aim of reaching net-zero by 2045, the Scottish Government has expanded the eligibility criteria to its £22 million Peatland Restoration Fund to restore damaged peatlands. As well as smaller projects, this round will now include large-scale schemes over multiple years, enabling more flexible planning of projects and investment in people and machinery. NatureScot will administer some of the fund, with a portion going di...

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 25th March 2021

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 to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency ser...

£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...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 4th March 2021

Ocado has launched the Ocado Foundation for Good with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The programme will support ‘the many rather than the few’ by providing grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas: skills for the future, natural resources...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 24th February 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...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 18th February 2021

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 Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The RCEF provide...

Funding to Improve Local Community Paths (Scotland) 10th February 2021

From the 1st March 2021, projects across Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to develop and improve the quality of local paths and provide volunteering opportunities. Paths for All Community Path Grants help charities, community groups, community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups improve, maintain and promote local community path networks creating safer, more welcoming environments that encourage...

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...

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

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...

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...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 17th December 2020

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 deli...

Grants for Tree Planting (UK) 9th December 2020

Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people involved in tree and hedge planting and care this winter. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. Applications will be considered as they are received and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within four weeks. There is no deadline for applicati...

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from the portfolio of ideas on the ChangeX website that address digital skills, environmental sustainability and community pr...

Funding to Promote Cycling in Colleges and Universities (Scotland) 4th November 2020

Colleges and universities in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 per campus to install facilities to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students. The funding is being made available through the Cycling Scotland - Cycling Friendly Campus Development Fund. The closing date for applications is the 9th December 2020.

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can cons...

Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK) 22nd October 2020

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trad...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 21st October 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications for the £2.3 million Local Places for Nature 2020 grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available. Funding must be used to create a natural asset, particularly in areas of deprivation or urban or peri-urban areas, such as flower rich meadows or verg...

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 26th August 2020

Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a broad range of short and long-term jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in env...

£200 Million Fund to Transform Water and Wastewater Services (England and Wales) 26th August 2020

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to encourage innovations that will transform water and wastewater services in England and Wales. The fund can be accessed directly by the seventeen larger water and wastewater companies, and small water ‘new entrant’ sewerage companies through two types of competition during 2020-25: a £2 million ‘Innovation in Water Challenge’ for small projects up to £250,000. The first rounds w...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 21st August 2020

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 £500 (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 b...

Severn Trent Water Community Fund Reopens to Applications (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 3rd July 2020

Severn Trent Water has reopened its Community Fund. The fund will support new projects by local charities, volunteer and community groups, and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent region. Grants of between £2,000 and £250,000 are available to support new projects which make a real difference to the wellbeing of local communities by helping people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, creating better places to live...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Cycling to Work (Scotland) 30th June 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to business and organisations in Scotland that are working towards achieving or maintaining Cycling Friendly Employer status. Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly Employer Development Fund, financed by Transport Scotland, provides grants of up to £25,000 per registered workplace for capital projects that promote cycling to support a happier, healthier workforce, by encouraging staff and visitors to trav...

Funding to Become Britain's First Fully Electric Bus Town - Deadline Extended (England – outside London) 4th May 2020

Local authorities in England can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town. The winning area will receive up to £50 million to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric buses, reducing emissions and cleaning up the air in their community. The £50 million fund is part of a total £170 million allocated to improve services and make bus journeys greener, easier and more reliable. The funding is available to English Local Autho...

Small Grants for Organisations with an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 26th March 2020

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 three 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...

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...

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...