Energy, Environment and Transport

Grants to Develop Projects to Restore Nature (Scotland) 16th August 2022

Charities and other constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply for technical assistance grants of up to £75,000 to develop projects to restore nature in Scotland. The funding is being made available by NatureScot and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation through the Investment Ready Nature Scotland Grant Scheme to help organisations and partnerships develop projects that use private investment and market-based mechanisms to help finance the...

Funding to Help Excluded & Disadvantaged Communities Connect with Nature (Wales) 11th August 2022

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...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Opens for Applications (Central England) 10th August 2022

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing projects; in...

Grants for Innovative Rewilding Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 10th August 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for locally-led land and marine rewilding projects in England, Scotland and Wales. Rewilding Britain’s Rewilding Innovation Fund will support up to ten innovative projects seeking to create new opportunities for large-scale nature restoration through community engagement, business plans for enterprises such as ecotourism that generate income for the local economy, feasibility studies, or using new techn...

Funding to Make London Greener (London) 10th August 2022

The Mayor of London 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 £2 million in funding is available across two themes: green spaces; and waterways and tree planting. Charities, community groups, tenants and residents’ associations, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000...

Funding Programme to Help Young People Pursue Careers in Nature (UK) 5th August 2022

Funding is available to help young people find paid work placements in the UK’s landscape and natural heritage sector. The New to Nature Programme will provide work placements for around seventy young people aged 18 to 25 from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds who might not have considered a career in nature. The funding, which is made available by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Groundwork UK, will cover up to 90%...

Funding to Improve Access to Green Space in Deprived Urban Areas (England) 3rd August 2022

The Government has launched a new £9 million fund to create or significantly revamp parks in deprived urban areas in England. Through the Levelling Up Parks Fund, grants of up to £85,000 will be allocated to 85 pre-selected local authorities in areas with the least access to green space. Councils will be able to choose the nature and location of the new or improved parks, which could include anything from community gardens to formal greens o...

Funding to Protect Marine & Land-Based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories) 28th July 2022

UK registered charities working in partnership with local Territory-based NGOs can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for practical conservation activities that support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The John Ellerman Foundation expects to make a variety of small, medium and larger grants, and will consider short-term grants as well as multi-year funding for periods...

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 28th July 2022

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is making a further £800 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance m...

£7 Million Fund to Improve Air Quality (England) 28th July 2022

Local Authorities in England can apply for a share of £7 million in funding to make air quality improvements in their area and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995. The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Air Quality Grant which aims to help Local Authorities develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities, and reduce the impact of...

Grants to Build Resilient Communities through Nature (Wales) 27th July 2022

Public, private and charitable sector organisations, higher education institutions, research institutes and individuals, can apply for a share of £2 million in funding for projects that increase community participation with nature to help build resilient communities across Wales. Grants of up to £250,000 are available for projects lasting up to two years that give people opportunities for improved physical and mental health, learning new ski...

Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 25th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the £100 million Climate Action Fund has re-opened for applications. Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate. Local and UK wide partnerships can apply for funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led c...

Finance for Energy Efficiency Projects (Scotland) 22nd July 2022

Scottish local authorities and universities are encouraged to apply for interest free loans to finance energy efficiency projects. Through the Recycling Fund Scheme, Salix will provide ring-fenced funding in the form of a repayable grant which is matched by the participating public sector organisation to be spent on estate-wide energy efficiency retrofits. The financial savings made from these projects are reinvested year-on-year for up to ten...

Grants to Research Carbon Storage in New & Restored Habitats (England) 20th July 2022

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, public bodies and businesses in England, for partnership-led pilot projects to research carbon storage in new and restored habitats. The funding is made available by the Environment Agency through the Habitat Creation Grant which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote carbon sequestration. The fund will be administered by Natural England, which will work with successful pilot p...

Ofwat Announces ‘Open Access’ Competition for Ideas to Transform Water Services (England & Wales) 20th July 2022

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available fo...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 19th July 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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 18th July 2022

Small not-for-profit organisations and community groups with charitable aims can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 for activities that aim to improve the lives of local people by addressing specific needs and disadvantages within their communities. The Quartet Community Foundation’s Express Grants Programme supports activities in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. The Foundation also enc...

New £2 Million Fund to Support New Ideas that will Benefits People and the Planet (UK) 18th July 2022

Innovate UK will invest up to £2 million in early-stage innovation projects that use people and planet centred design processes and expertise. The aim of this competition is to help businesses develop new ideas that will deliver benefits for people and the planet, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These can be for new or significantly improved products, services, places or business models. Applications are encouraged from...

£5 Million Fund to Research Carbon Storage in Various Habitats (England) 13th July 2022

Not-for-profit organisations, public bodies, and companies or other businesses registered with HMRC can apply for a share of £5 million in government funding to research carbon storage in a variety of newly-created and restored habitats. The funding will support partnership-led pilot projects that achieve habitat creation and restoration in an area of at least 500 hectares in size. The funding is made available through the Habitat Creation...

Funding to Protect Endangered Species (UK/Worldwide) 11th July 2022

Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question which wil...

Environmental Award Scheme for Young People (London & Essex) 8th July 2022

Members of the public are being invited to nominate a young person they know from London and Essex for a Jack Petchey Environmental Award. Winners, aged 11-25, who are working hard to protect and promote the environment will be awarded a certificate, a letter from Sir Jack and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £300 towards a wide range of activities that positively impact their local environment. They can be nominated for a wide r...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 7th July 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 for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th July 2022

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Applications can be su...

£4 Million Fund for Woodland Creation & Restoration Along the HS2 Route (England) 6th July 2022

£4 million in funding is available to create native woodland or restore plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) near to the HS2 route. Landowners within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands can apply for funding of up to £8,500 per hectare plus maintenance payments of £200 per hectare for ten years to create new woodlands, and up to £4,000 per hectare for the restoration of ancient woodland sites that h...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 5th July 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 Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 1st July 2022

Community Groups in Scotland can now apply for equipment and training bundles for 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; Specialist advice. The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empow...

Sea-Changers 2022 Innovation Fund is Open for Applications (UK) 29th June 2022

A new £30,000 fund has been launched to encourage and support new ideas and projects for marine conservation in the UK. Applications are being accepted from all types of UK based organisations, including charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, companies, schools, universities or students who are carrying out marine conservation related activities, and community groups. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Ch...

Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People (UK) 28th June 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in th...

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England) 27th June 2022

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree health pilot scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. It expands on support already available through the Countryside Stewardship woodland tree health grant. To be able to partcipate the woodland needs to be locate...

Grants of £30,000 Available to Enhance the Income Potential of Social Organisations (England) 27th June 2022

Environmental organisations and organisations led by those from Black and Minoritised communities can apply for grants and other business support measures to help build their financial resilience by developing and exploring new models of generating income through trading. The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business Enterprise Fund.  As well as the grant, applicants who successfully apply to the programme can rec...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 23rd June 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...

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 22nd June 2022

The Tree Council has re-opened its Branching Out fund. Through the Fund, schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK will be able to apply for grants of between £200 and £2,000 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees; reasonable costs of non-plastic p...

Climate Change Funding for Community Groups (Northumberland) 21st June 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...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 17th June 2022

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is 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...

Grants of Up to £250,000 for Local Nature and Food Growing Projects (Wales) 16th June 2022

Community groups and statutory organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 for environmental or food growing projects in Wales. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Local Places for Nature grant scheme. This is a capital grant scheme intended to enable areas of highest deprivation, peri-urban/urban communities, and/or those with least access to nature in Wales to restore and enhance loc...

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund – Phase 2 Opens for Applications (England, Wales or Northern Ireland) 16th June 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched the second phase of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund. The aim of the fund is to provide grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects. A total of £70 million is available for feasibility and engineering studies to enable companies to investigate identified energy...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 15th June 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 September 2022.

£200 Million Fund Launched to Help Farmers Reach Net-Zero (UK) 15th June 2022

Virgin Money PLC has launched a new £200 million fund to help the UK agriculture sector transition to net zero. The Agri E Fund will offer low-cost loans for farmers to invest in suitable adaptations to their businesses which will reduce their on-farm emissions. Loans with 0% arrangement fees can be provided when farmers complete a carbon audit, and are looking to borrow over £50,000 to invest in emission reducing initiatives, like renewable...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 14th June 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...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 13th June 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...

Grants to Help Home Owners Install Low Carbon Heating Systems (England & Wales) 6th June 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem, has launched a new scheme to encourage property owners in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 towards the cost of having air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers (for rural properties) installed in place of existing gas, oil or electric heating. Homes...

Round 12 of Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit Opens to Applications (England & Wales) 31st May 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new round of its Heat Networks Delivery Unit which provides funding and guidance for local authorities in England and Wales who are developing heat network projects, helping them through each development stage. This round will also allow registered social landlords, property developers, universities, NHS Trusts, and other government departments to apply for the funding of...

Funding to Support the Manufacturing Industry to Reduce Emissions & Cut Waste (Scotland) 26th May 2022

More than £25 million in funding is available over the next four years to support the Scottish manufacturing industry to reduce emissions and cut waste. The funding will support businesses that wish to pursue business growth by developing low carbon products, processes, technologies or services. Grants of over £150,000 are available, with amounts varying depending on the type of proposal – whether it is a research and development, a capita...

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...

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...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 £...

£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 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...

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...