Energy, Environment and Transport

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

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th February 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,...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 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...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund (Birmingham) 31st January 2018

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2018. The Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Since the Trust's inception in 1998 over £1.5 million has been invested in over 600 local projects. The Trust will support projects relating to: Heritage conservation: Environm...

Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for Applications (England) 29th January 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...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 24th January 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland 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 Grants Programme for grant...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that su...

HS2 Woodland Fund Opens for Applications (England) 19th January 2018

The Forestry Commission has announced that the £1 million HS2 Woodland Fund is now open for applications. The aim of the fund is to support the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) and the creation of new native woodland. This fund is open to landowners within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands. Funding of up to £8,500 per (gross) hectare is available for creating new woodlan...

Community Active Travel Grants Extends Its Deadline (Scotland) 18th January 2018

Paths for All, which is a Scottish charity that champions everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland, is inviting is inviting communities in Scotland to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects. The grant can be used for a number of things, but must make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys. Priority will be given...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 17th January 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 baggag...

New Funding for Community and Environmental Projects from April 2018 (Wales) 16th January 2018

Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced that it will be distributing grant funding worth £1.5 million per year over the next four years to community and environmental projects across the country thanks to cash from the Welsh Government's Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme. Grants on offer will support projects tackling biodiversity, waste minimisation and wider environmental enhancements in areas located five miles around a la...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Now Open for Applications (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent) 16th January 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Grants Programme is now open for applications. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available for community projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are focused on those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and...

Travel Grants for Young People to Research Green Infrastructure (Scotland) 15th January 2018

To raise awareness and support delivery of green infrastructure in central Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is offering young people aged 18 to 25 the opportunity to apply for a grant towards travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific topic related to the study of green infrastructure. Up to three successful applicants will each be awarded up to £1000 (£500 if only visiting the UK) for a single t...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 12th January 2018

The Pebble Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects that can help communities to 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 chan...

Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant opens for applications (England) 10th January 2018

The UK government has announced the launch of the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant. Farmers and other land managers can apply for a 2-year capital grant of up to £6,800 per hectare to plant and protect young trees, and if eligible a supporting maintenance grant of £200 per hectare for up to 10 years. Any land subject to a Woodland Creation agreement must not be used for any agricultural activity, including grazing, for a perio...

Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge (UK / Europe) 2nd January 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...

One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th December 2017

Environmental Charity Groundwork has partnered with the convenience shop chain "One Stop" to offer grants of up to £1,000 for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. The Carriers for Causes grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores. The types of projects funded will be very broad and could include buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean-up days, plants, spades and for...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 28th December 2017

UK based not for profit organisations and schools can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

£500,000 Available to Tech Solutions Demonstrating Value of Connected Vehicle Technologies (UK) 28th December 2017

The Department for Transport has launched a competition to demonstrate connected vehicle applications that provide real benefit to local authorities to access data on road condition information and asset management. The competition will provide £500,000 for local authority projects costing between £30,000 and £100,000 which will demonstrate the capability of connected vehicle data; improve the quality of road condition and asset management...

Orchard Windfalls Fund Invites Applications from Community Groups (UK) 22nd December 2017

The Tree Council is inviting Charities and not-for-profit community organisations operating in the UK to apply for a grant to pay for fruit trees to be planted during National Tree Week (24th November to 2nd December in 2018). The Tree Council is able to fund projects costing between £100 and £700 with successful applicants receiving up to 75% towards their planting costs. Grants can cover the cost of the trees, necessary supports and aids t...

Community Trees Fund (UK) 21st December 2017

Charities and not-for-profit community organisations operating in the UK have until the 31st March 2018 to apply to the Tree Council for a grant to pay for trees to be planted during National Tree Week. The Tree Council is able to fund projects costing between £100 and £700 with successful applicants receiving up to 75% towards their planting costs. The funding criteria for grants changes from year to year and in 2018 eligible organisations...

Trees for Schools (UK) 21st December 2017

The Tree Council has announced that their Trees for Schools Fund 2018 is now open to applications for grants to pay for trees to be planted during National Tree Week (24th November to 2nd December in 2018). The Tree Council will award grants towards projects costing between £100 and £700 with successful applicants receiving up to 75% towards their planting costs. Schools must be able to provide the remaining 25% of the costs of the project....

London Community Garden Grants (London) 20th December 2017

The Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces, has announced that it has small grants available for maintaining and improving community gardens in all 33 London Boroughs. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc. In 2016, the MPGA made 19 grants including C...

Cory Environmental Trust Community Grants (Various Locations in England & Wales) 20th December 2017

The next deadline to apply for a Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust) Community Grant is the 6th April 2018.  Grants of usually up to £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations to carry out a broad range of community; environmental and biodiversity projects. These have included a grant of £11,368 to Groundwork North Wales to improve areas of neglected grassland, create wildlife habitats and open the sites...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 18th December 2017

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the Greggs Foundation for projects to improve the local environment. The 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; A group of volunteers who completed litter picking exercises in their local parks or along a...

Funding for Community Projects (North East) 14th December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the Sir James Knott Trust is 1st March 2018. The Trust supports community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, including Hartlepool, that help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. A range of projects can be supported and the areas under which community groups can apply are: Arts and Culture; Community Issues and Events; Educat...

Funding for Environmental Improvement (Kent) 13th December 2017

Organisations in Kent can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from The Phillips Fund which is being managed by the Kent Community Foundation. Funding is available for projects which have a positive and long-term impact on the local environment and the main aim of the fund is to protect, conserve, enhance and improve the rural landscape for the enjoyment of the communities around it and to preserve it for generations to come. A wide variety...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 13th December 2017

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 13th December 2017

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 26th March 2018 to apply for the next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future Fund. The overall focus is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Funded projects will focus on identifying the true costs and risks of resource depletion, climate change and other environmental problems; campai...

Funding to Protect the Marine Environment (UK) 12th December 2017

Sea-Changers has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 31st March 2018. Sea-changers vision is to create a world where the seas and shores are clean and healthy and marine species are protected. Funding is available for a range of UK based, marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations with projects in one of the following areas: Marine Reserves/Protected Marine Areas; Direct Marine Clean-up Action; Educatio...

Support of up to £1,000 for Community Based Crowdfunding Projects (North London & Hertfordshire) 11th December 2017

Community groups in North London (Watford, Camden, Enfield) and Hertfordshire that wish to raise funding via the Crowdfunding website "Crowdfunder" can receive additional support of up to £1,000 through Origin Housing. Crowdfunding is a relatively new concept where community groups and charities etc, post projects on one of several crowdfunding websites and raise donations from friend, supports and members of the public. Origin Housing, whi...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 7th December 2017

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 1st March 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...

Funding Available to Improve the Capitals Public Spaces (London) 7th December 2017

Public and third sector organisations have until 19 February 2018 to apply to the Mayor of London's Greener City Fund for capital grants to improve publically accessible spaces across the City. A total of four Green Capital Grants of between £250,000 and £500,000 will be awarded. All London boroughs, sub-regional partnerships, community groups, social enterprises and environmental charities within London are eligible to apply for projects t...

Landscape Partnerships Grant Programme (UK) 5th December 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that the next application deadline for round 1 of its Landscape Partnerships Programme is the 1st June 2018. The Landscape Partnerships grant programme supports partnerships which aim to conserve the distinctive character of rural and rural-urban transition areas in the UK. Grants of between £100,000 and £3,000,000 are available. The fund is open to not-for profit organisations and partnerships led by...

EU Funds in Wales Are Still Open to Applications (Wales) 5th December 2017

The Welsh Government has issued assurances that applications for EU funds are still being developed and approved in line with objectives agreed by the European Commission and that the UK Treasury will provide a full lifetime guarantee for all structural and investment projects approved before the UK leaves the EU. Programmes currently open for applications are: European Structural Funds for projects that support people into work and training,...

New Love the Forest Grants (South East) 4th December 2017

The New Forest Trust has secured funding from a range of private businesses to provide grants of £500 to £10,000 for projects that meet the Trust's objectives. These are to promote: the conservation, protection and improvement of the New Forestand its commoning livestock, deer and other flora and fauna; and improve the education and understanding of the public in the commoning of livestock, of fauna and flora and the environment of the New F...

Community Trees Fund Re-Opens for Applications from Schools and Community Groups (UK) 4th December 2017

The Community Trees Fund, which forms part of the Tree Council's Annual Community Action Programme, has re-opened for applications . The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees and works in partnership with communities, organisations and Government to make trees matter to everyone. The Community Trees Fund is open to applications for tree planting projects from schools and community groups (both formal and informal) in the UK. All proj...

Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund (Yorkshire & Humberside) 1st December 2017

Grants are available to support projects that promote a more sustainable way of living and working in and visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while conserving and enhancing its local culture, wildlife, landscape, land use and communities. Grants are available to individuals, businesses, community groups and voluntary-sector bodies, and projects can range from community composting and renewable energy schemes to sustainable transport an...

New Environmental Fund Launched (Kent) 29th November 2017

New funding has become available to support projects which have a positive and long-term impact on the environment in Kent. The focus of The Phillips Fund is to protect, conserve, enhance and improve the rural landscape for the enjoyment of the communities around it and to preserve it for generations to come. Applications for grants of up to £1,000 will be considered for a wide variety of projects which benefit the community and landscape. Ex...

Fund for Wales Opens for Applications (Wales) 28th November 2017

The Community Fund for Wales has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the following outcomes: Improving people's chances in life; Building stronger communities; Improving rural and urban environments; Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities; Preservi...

Energy Garden Project (London) 27th November 2017

The Energy Garden is a partnership project delivered by Repowering London, Groundwork London and Transport for London. Over the next 2 years it will support communities across London to transform up to 50 London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities. The Energy Gardens w...

Funding for Environmental Charities and Community Groups (North West) 27th November 2017

Environmental charities and community groups in the North West are being offered the chance to develop their online fundraising capabilities as well as receiving up to £500 in £ for £ matched funding for donations received online. Funding is being provided by the People's Postcode Lottery's Local Trust and is also available to groups where the environmental aspect may be secondary, for instance a befriending service running a gardening proj...

Cole Charitable Trust (West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire) 24th November 2017

The Cole Charitable Trust, which is a small grant-making trust which supports charities in the West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire areas has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 16th March 2018. The Trust mainly supports small charities for whom the modest grants available can make a significant difference. Grants of between £300 and £1,000 are available to registered charities that focus on projects in the follow...

New Shale Wealth Fund to Benefit Communities Approved Safe Shale Gas Extraction Sites (selected areas of UK) 16th November 2017

Local communities across the country will be consulted on and asked to choose how they will spend up to £1 billion of additional funding on local projects; the UK Government has announced. The New ‘Shale Wealth Fund' Fund will provide up to £10 million for each local community in the vicinity of a shale gas extraction site. Communities will be able to make their own decisions on how to spend the money locally, and it is envisaged that proj...

Funding for Biodiversity and Recreation Projects (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 15th November 2017

Biffa Awards which are part of the Landfills Communities Fund has announced that grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to not for profit for biodiversity and recreation projects. This could include support 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 spaces; w...

National Marine Aquarium Grants Programme (UK) 15th November 2017

The next closing date for the National Marine Aquarium Grants Programme is the 1st May 2018. The National Marine Aquarium awards grants for projects that seek to drive marine conservation through engagement. These projects may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama - indeed, the more innovative the better, as long as they make a contribution to raising awareness of the marine environment. Grants awarded so far have be...

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust (UK) 14th November 2017

The next deadline for applications to the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust is the 15th February 2018. Through the Trust, grants are available to projects of significance to horticulture (or botany with a strong horticultural content) and education for horticulture. The types of activities that can be funded include gardeners' training schemes run by appropriate organisations; restoring gardens of historic interest; developing new gardens for...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Worldwide Grant (UK) 30th October 2017

Researchers and Conservationists with projects focusing on endangered species, who are working and established in either the UK, UK overseas territories or any country NOT classified by the World Bank as high-income, can now apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years. Funding is available from the People's Trust for Endangered Species for work that seeks to: find the critical scientific evidence that will f...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 24th October 2017

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,...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 23rd October 2017

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...