Energy, Environment and Transport

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...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part of the government’s GovTech Catalyst, which aims to encourage businesses to come up with smart solutions to public sect...

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...

Funding for the Purchase of Green Buses (Scotland) 13th June 2018

Bus operators, local authorities and Regional Transport Partnership's across Scotland can apply for funding towards the purchase of low carbon emission buses (LCEBs). A total of £1.7 million is available and grants can be used to help buy new LCEBs - both double decker and single decker buses, including midibuses (but not minibuses). Grants will be offered to successful bidders for up to 80% of the price differential between a LCV and its di...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 12th June 2018

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), which supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems, has announced that its Autumn 2018 Tech for Good Ventures is open for applications. The programme is looking to invest up to £20,000 (in exchange for 6% equity) in ambitious technology start-ups that are tackling problems in the areas of achieving the global goals; supporting vulnerable young people; and building a f...

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...

Grow Wild - Creative Funding for Young People (UK) 11th June 2018

Two opportunities exist for young people to receive £500 to fund a creative project that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. Young people aged 14 - 25 can bid for Creative Projects funding by sending in a short video application; emerging young artists aged 18+ can bid to co-create with Go Wild to bring their already developed project to life. Visual art, music, poetry, dance, and theatre are just som...

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...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 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...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 6th June 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...

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...

The Ford Britain Trust (England & Wales) 25th May 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants is open for applications until the 30th June 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 special educational needs and peopl...

Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice within their community and that can reach out and deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out are eligible to apply. For 2018, the Fund is focussing on activities targeted at the severely or profoundly deaf...

New Grants for Environmental Projects (Wales) 18th May 2018

A new grant funding programme to help communities most affected by proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station has been launched. Grants of between £5,000 and £49,999 will be available through two grant rounds per year. There will also be an opportunity to apply for one nationally significant grant award of £50,000 to £250,000 per year. Projects supported will take place within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landf...

Design and Trial Smart Energy and Transport Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th May 2018

Businesses, universities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can now apply for a share of up to £41.5million which has been made available to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and transport. The funding will help businesses to develop local energy approaches at scale that will create better outcomes...

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...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midland) 11th May 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...

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 Local Environmental Projects (UK) 9th May 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 completed litter picking exercises in thei...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th May 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 3rd May 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 £250 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 22nd June 2018 for the July...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 2nd May 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge (UK / Europe) 1st May 2018

The European Commission is inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water resources. The € 2 million Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize will be awarded through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Applications are welcomed from innovators, SMEs and non-profit organisations acting alone or...

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...

Grants for Tree Planting Schemes (London) 1st May 2018

Formally constituted organisations including civil society organisations, community groups, charities, housing associations and private landowners who own or manage green spaces, schools and boroughs 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 tr...

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...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 20th April 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...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 20th April 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...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 20th April 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 adds to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availa...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 19th April 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...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. 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...

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...