Energy, Environment and Transport

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midlands) 13th August 2018

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. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application...

Aviva Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 13th August 2018

The Aviva Community Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 11th September 2018. Community organisations and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 10th August 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by...

Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants Final Round Now Open to Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 9th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects delivered by existing not for profit organisations and schools that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community. Small locally based and community led not for profit organisations who have a Greggs shop in their region and a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum are eligible to apply once per calendar year. The funding is being made available through...

Grants to Improve Community Open Spaces (London) 9th August 2018

Community groups in London that are engaged in improving community open spaces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The scheme supports improvement projects across all types of open space – in parks, on housing estates, in town centres, in woodlands and in school grounds. The scheme which is made available through Groundwork London offers three tiers of grants. Small grants of £500 up to £1,000; Standard grants of £1,000 up to £3,0...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 6th August 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £600 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availab...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 6th August 2018

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community. The Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops. The type of activities that could be funded include for example a growing project in a local primary school; volunteers who complete litter picking exercises in their...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 6th August 2018

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 £5,000 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. The next closing date for applications is the 24th September 2018 fo...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 3rd August 2018

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...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

Grants for Tree Planting Schemes (London) 3rd August 2018

Schools as well as other formally constituted organisations such as community groups, charities, housing associations and private landowners who own or manage green spaces, can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000 for tree planting through the Greener City fund. Grants will be awarded to organisations working with a diverse range of people as volunteers to help to connect local communities to nature by planting trees across the capital. Thi...

Funding to Engage Low Income Households with the Smart Meter Roll Out (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations can now apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out. This funding round focuses on supporting individuals on a low income. The funding is being made available through the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund and the closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2018.

The Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st August 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants re-opens for applications from the 1st August 2018 until the 31st October 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support specia...

Small Grants for Organisations With an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 31st July 2018

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London have the chance to apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. Grants can cover capital or revenue costs. Projects supported will include greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment and those that enable disadvantaged people to actively participate in the arts, sports and he...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through two funding streams. The Alpha Main Grants Programme for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 and the Alpha Small Gra...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 26th July 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces: Funding for Feasibility Studies (UK) 26th July 2018

UK business can apply for innovation grants to design, develop and deploy innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas. This call is for Phase One feasibility study projects that are collaborative and business-led i.e. from UK based infrastructure providers, local authorities, urban planners or designers, energy providers and hardware manufacturers. Total phase 1 feasibility study projects should cost between £75,000 an...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Promote Ecological Science to a Wider Audience (UK) 25th July 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups can apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience and to and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The funding is being made available...

Grant Scheme to Promote Understanding of Ecology Opens for Applications (UK) 23rd July 2018

The British Ecological Society's Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme, individuals and organisations such as schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. The funding is available for projects that increase public understanding of, and engagement with ecology. Applications from museums and schools are welcome but p...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 20th July 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

Development Grants for Climate Change Projects (Scotland) 16th July 2018

Community-led organisations in Scotland can apply for a development grant of up to £1,000 to assist them in scoping out a potential climate change project. The aim is to provide assistance in the early stages of project planning that will help the applicant organisation subsequently to complete an application to the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) or another funder. Activities supported may include, for example, consultatio...

Community Green Space Grants – Round Two Now Open for Applications (London) 13th July 2018

The Mayor of London has announced that round 2 of the Greener City Fund Community Grants programme is now open for applications. In this funding round a total of £1.1 million is available to improve and create green space across London, and improve Londoners’ access to nature. For this funding round £300,000 has also been allocated to support greening projects in schools to help protect students from air pollution. Schools (primary and se...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 12th July 2018

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...

New £500m Energy Fund Launched to Help Cut Carbon Emissions (London) 12th July 2018

Hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities are amongst the public buildings and small businesses set to become more energy efficient thanks to a new £500 million Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF). The Fund provides flexible and competitive finance and offers a wide range of funding options, through its consortium of funders, to deliver new low carbon technology or upgrade existing low carbon infrastructure, with an i...

Inshore lifeboat and rescue boat charities to benefit from £1 Million Government Grant Scheme (UK) 12th July 2018

Lifeboat charities are being invited to bid for part of a £1 million fund supporting water rescue services in local communities. This is the fifth year of the Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant scheme giving voluntary rescue groups nationwide a chance to secure funding for new lifesaving equipment. The Fund is open to UK-registered charities that operate a rescue boat in the UK. The 2018/19 Fund will contribute to costs of purchasing equ...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 9th July 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $15,000 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,...

Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment: Apply for Funding (UK) 27th June 2018

UK based business, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations wishing to develop innovative solutions to reduce the amount of plastic entering the environment can apply for a share of £4 million to support their work. The funding is available for projects with a total cost of between £50,000 and £1 million that can start by 1 December 2018 and end by 31 December 2020. The fundi...

New Plastics Research and Innovation Fund Announced (UK) 27th June 2018

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns has been announced. The fund will seek to support strategic networking and research that will coordinate existing knowledge across the UK; catalysing new ideas and rapid solutions across the research and innovation landscape. It will support the polymer, packaging, retail and waste sectors...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by WREN, a L...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year in to...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available for Local Climate Change Projects (Scotland) 12th June 2018

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to community-led groups and other not for profit organisations; including schools for projects that address and tackle climate change. In addition, groups and schools can apply for Development Grants of up to £1,000 to help scope out a potential climate action project with the aim of subsequently completing a larger grant application or an application to another funder. The funding is being made avail...

Funding for Land Managers and Farmers to Enhance the Environment (England) 8th June 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a new, simplified Countryside Stewardship Scheme that aims to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment. The programme consists of four simpler, quicker to apply for offers (Arable, Lowland grazing, Mixed farming and Upland) that will complement the current Higher Tier and Mid-Tier offers. Each offer has a set of options, requirements, pa...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 6th June 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th August 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 6th June 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until 12 noon on Monday 20 August 2018 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future Fund grants are available from a few hundred pounds to over £100,000 and may be single payments or spread over up to three years....

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 4th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects that can help communities in 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, fossil fuel use, climate chang...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Tap Water Awards (UK) 1st June 2018

Grants of between £300 and £3,000 are available to Schools, Colleges and Universities for projects that significantly reduce their reliance on single-use plastics and the amount of plastic waste. The funding which is being made through the Tap Water Awards aims to support projects that develop new solutions to replace pre-existing systems that rely on plastic, that promote the use of tap water, or other related themes. Projects can have a co...

Funding Available for New Walking and Cycling Routes (Scotland) 14th May 2018

Public and not for profit organisations such as National parks; Regional Transport Partnerships; Further and higher education institutions; Housing associations, NHS organisations and Constituted community groups; etc can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £2 million to develop new walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland. A total of £36 million is available in 2018/19. The funding is being made available through the Transport Sc...

Energy Efficiency Grants for Sports and Leisure Clubs (Kent, Essex and East Sussex.) 10th May 2018

Clubs, groups and other organisations including golf, rugby, football, bowls, tennis and gymnastics clubs, as well as multi-use sports centres and Leisure Trusts can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for energy efficiency projects in community/club buildings. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) programme has already benefitted 39 sports and leisure facilities by providing grants to cover insulation, replacement heating/cooling syst...

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 1st May 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 to support capital and revenue project costs are available to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations. The fund is made available through the Birmingham Airport Community Trust and the Trust will support projects relating to heritage conservation; environmental improvements; bringing communities together through facilities for sport, recreation and leisure...

Sustainable Development Fund Opens for Applications (Tamar Valley, Devon) 27th April 2018

Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available to local business or community group projects that bring sustainable environmental, social and economic benefits to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Projects supported will show a clear benefit to the wider community and the core purposes of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by supporting conservation, enhancement or awareness of the natural beauty, wildlife...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 26th April 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife r...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 12th April 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers - who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggage...