Energy, Environment and Transport

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 27th March 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 are now available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size to support clothing or linen waste textile recycling and re-use. The aim is to keep waste textiles out of landfill so that it remains a valuable resource. WRAP is offering a total of £1.5 million in grants for projects that use innovative ideas, technologies and equipment, and that fit a range of criteria, including demonstra...

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

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

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 26th March 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 24th August 2020 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 grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000....

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 25th March 2020

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 5th June 2020 for the next trustees meeting...

Funding to Help Entrepreneurs Start Up and Grow their Organisation (UK) 24th March 2020

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland have announced that the Social Entrepreneurs Programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £1,000 and £7,000 are available to individuals with an interest in helping people or improving the environment develop the skills, strengths and networks necessary to start up and grow social enterprises, charities, and community projects. People with all abilities and from all backgrounds are invite...

£6.5 Million Fund Launched to Increase the Use of Recycled Materials (Wales) 20th March 2020

The Welsh Government has launched a new £6.5 million fund to increase the use of recycled materials. The £6.5 million fund will offer grants to businesses of any size seeking capital investment funding to increase their use of recycled materials in manufactured products, components or packaging. Eligible businesses may either apply for a small scale grant from approximately £25,000 up to €200,000 or a ‘large scale’ grant from €200,0...

Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 17th March 2020

Grants of up to £500 are available to Scottish community groups to scope out potential climate action projects. The funding can be used by the community groups to develop ideas that would support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions. The funding could be used, for example, organising a community consultation event and survey work, engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development or...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 9th March 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted 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 withi...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 9th March 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

Funding for Physical Improvements on the National Cycle Network (Scotland) 6th March 2020

Community groups can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The funding is being made available through the Sustrans Love Your Network grant fund and will be available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community group for physical improvements on the National Cycle Network. The closing date for applications is...

Grants of up to £750,000 Available for Heritage and Environmental Projects (UK) 5th March 2020

Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural and built environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area. The type of projects that can be funding include restoring, modernising and improving facilities such as cultural, heritage or...

£20 Million Available for New Railway Stations (England & Wales) 3rd March 2020

Local authorities in England and Wales can bid for a share of £20 million of funding for the construction of new railway stations. This forms one part of the government’s £500 million drive to reopen former routes and stations closed during the Beeching cuts in order to improve links between communities and unlock the economic potential of towns, cities and regions. The funding is being made available through the third round of Department...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 2nd March 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Enovert Community Trust (England) 27th February 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 7th April 2020. 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 of up to £5,000 Available for Community Energy Projects (in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Sedgemoor District) 27th February 2020

Community groups in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Sedgemoor District can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support community action to raise awareness of climate change; reduce fossil fuel consumption; and reduce fuel poverty. The funding is being made available through the Megawatt Community Energy Fund Grant. The grant programme can support all costs relating to the project or activity/project, including a contribu...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 21st February 2020

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £2,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 19th February 2020

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies for projects that reduce energy consumption, tackle climate change, boost recycling or create a nature reserves. The funding is being provided through the Heathrow Community Fund’s Environmental and Sustainability Grants programme. Projects must be based in Ealing, Hillingdon,...

Government Launches New SuperBus Fund (England) 18th February 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that English local authorities in urban areas can bid for a share of £70 million of funding to trial new superbus networks to deliver low fare, high frequency services. There is a two-stage application process with Local Authorities initially submitting an Expression of Interest. The DfT will assess Expression of Interest in terms of the size of the pilot area, the challenges it faces and the...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 12th February 2020

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 June 2020.

Rural Mobility Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th February 2020

The Department for Transport is inviting applications from Local Authorities under the Rural Mobility Fund to trial on-demand bus services in rural or suburban areas. The focus of the fund is on setting up services where they do not already exist. A total of £20 million available and the DfT expect to see a range of project sizes coming forward, many of which would receive funding of between £500,000 and £1.5 million. All tiers of local g...

Funding to Become Britain's First Fully Electric Bus Town (England – outside London) 11th February 2020

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

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 4th February 2020

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,...

£500 Million to Bring Back Historic Rail Lines (England and Wales) 30th January 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) is inviting local MPs to work with local authorities and community groups across England and Wales to propose how they could use £500 million of funding to reinstate axed local services. As well as looking for new ideas, DfT will also use the £500 million fund to progress the development of closed lines and stations already being considered for restoration. To make sure that growing towns and communities ar...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd January 2020

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing 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 qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 16th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a...

Track 2000 Legacy Fund (Wales) 10th January 2020

Registered small-medium size charities, community voluntary groups or small social enterprises based in South Wales with an income of £500,000 or less can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £35,000 through the Track 2000 Legacy Fund. Funding is available for projects relating to Education and Training, Environmental Improvements and Strengthening Disadvantaged Communities who face poverty or hardship. Projects can last for up to 2 ye...

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 3rd January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site prep...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 20th December 2019

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects...

Funding Available to Promote Cycling and Walking (Scotland) 11th December 2019

Grants of £25,000 are now available to social housing providers, local authorities and registered social landlords in Scotland who actively promote walking and cycling options for their residents. Funding is available for infrastructure proposals such as secure cycle parking, street furniture such as seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting. The Social Housing Fund is supported by the S...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects (Scotland) 6th December 2019

Groups of volunteers can apply for grants of up to £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Grants can be used for plants, tools, materials and volunteers' expenses and activities funded could include, creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Projects supported must involve pract...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 3rd December 2019

From the 18th March 2020, not for profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. The funding is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. To be eligible most projects must be within 10...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 28th November 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that increase tree cover, improve access to woodland, enhance habitats and provide environmental education. The next closing date...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 27th November 2019

Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March...

Severn Trent Announces Launch of its Community Fund (East and West Midlands) 27th November 2019

From January 2020, local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region will be able to apply for a share of £10million of funding which is being made available over the next five years. Funding will be available for projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills; help create better places to live in and use; look after the natural environment; give people greater access to that environment or hel...

Government Announces Grants to Help Protect Properties from Flooding (England) 27th November 2019

The Government has announced that homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by this autumn’s flooding will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help to pay for a range of property improvements to enable them to become more resilient to flooding. The funding will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and rai...

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 22nd November 2019

Community Groups in Scotland can now apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for practical 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; Native plants; Fruit trees. The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Sc...

Government Launches New Scheme to Boost Tree-Planting (England) 19th November 2019

The government has announced the launch of a new £50million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The new Woodland Carbon Guarantee will encourage farmers and landowners in England to plant more trees and create new woodland in return for payments as those trees grow. Successful applicants will be offered the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the government over a 35-year period at a guaranteed pr...

Funding Available to Expand Electric Car Charging Infrastructure (UK) 13th November 2019

The UK Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of £5million of funding which is available to help build up local charging infrastructure and to increase access to chargepoints for drivers. Funding for electric vehicle chargepoints remains available through the following schemes: on-street residential chargepoint scheme (£5 million); workplace charging scheme (£500 per chargepoint socket and £10,000 per business); electric...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 29th October 2019

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises based in South Wales can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education and strengthen disadvantaged communities. To be eligible organisations will need to have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. Grants can cover revenue and capital c...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 23rd October 2019

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...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd October 2019

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 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 is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2020.

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 1st October 2019

Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or d...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Pilot Local Heat and Energy Strategies (Scotland) 16th September 2019

Local Authorities in nine areas of Scotland are now able to apply for up to £50,000 to pilot Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies. The strategies should aim to identify local solutions to reduce emissions from buildings and tackle fuel poverty. The Scottish Government has made the funding available to empower local authorities and communities to play an active role in reducing emissions. Funding is available in the following areas: An...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 7th August 2019

Grants of between £5000 and £50,000 are available for new, innovative projects that encourage people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys and use other sustainable travel choices for longer journeys. Public, third and community sector organisations are eligible to apply to the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund offered by Paths for All. Partnership applications are particularly welcomed. Applications can be...

Grants to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 24th July 2019

Grants of between £5000 and £50,000 are available to encourage people in Scotland to use sustainable travel choices, including buses, trams, trains and car share clubs for longer journeys. The Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations that want to changes people's everyday travel behaviour and aims to help cut Scotland's carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It also aims to reverse the trend toward...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 5th July 2019

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...

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisations to maintain and invest in community spaces. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation. Orga...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 2nd July 2019

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 re...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 25th June 2019

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the £10 million Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The...

Funding for Community Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 25th April 2019

Local volunteer transport schemes aiming to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport to North Somerset residents with limited mobility can apply for grants of £50 - £500 to cover a range of outgoings. Eligible applicants will be (typically) volunteer run community transport groups providing fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-ride, group hire and day trips or car schemes run by voluntee...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...