Energy, Environment and Transport

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 26th October 2021

To help local communities to respond to climate change, Volunteering Matters are inviting local groups of volunteers to apply for funding of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Funded by NatureScot, 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...

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 Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd October 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the latest round of the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open to applications from charities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to reduce their bills by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £5.75 million...

Funding for Clean Growth Projects (Devon) 22nd October 2021

Devon County Council has launched its Green Innovation Fund. Grants of up to £200,000 are available to businesses, charities, social enterprises and public-sector organisations in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay) for innovative products and services which demonstrate economic benefits, generating new jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities, or business creation as well as measurable environmental benefits, such as carbon savings. T...

Funding to Promote Active Travel (Scotland) 22nd October 2021

Paths for All are making grants of up to £3000 available for projects which promote active travel, and increase public knowledge of the sustainable travel options which are available in local communities across Scotland. Community Active Travel Grants will help communities to improve paths in their area to make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short every day journeys, for example to school and places of work. Projects could...

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 20th October 2021

Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 18th October 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK) 16th October 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking a...

Entries Open for Second Round of Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge (England & Wales) 13th October 2021

The second round of the Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge has opened to applications for initiatives that transform water and wastewater services through innovation and collaboration from within and outside the water sector. A total of £39 million in funding is available through two streams: grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through the Catalyst Stream which closes to entries at 12pm on the 8th December 2021; and gran...

Phase 3 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th October 2021

Phase three of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is now open to applications from public sector organisations across the UK. The scheme aims to support organisations to install low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working lives. There is no cap on the value of grant funding that organisations can apply for, and the total of funding available will be c...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 8th October 2021

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...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Opens for Applications (Central England) 8th October 2021

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and 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...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th October 2021

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £6,000 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 communal awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Organisations must plant...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 6th October 2021

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...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for the Creation of Sustainable & Resilient Outdoor Spaces (Northern Ireland) 6th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 will be made available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland for the creation of sustainable & resilient outdoor spaces such as community gardens, pocket parks and forests, allotments, rain gardens, green roofs, ponds and living walls, etc. The Living Places and Spaces Fund will open for applications on the 1st November 2021 until 5pm on...

Funding to Protect Marine & Land-based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories) 5th October 2021

The John Ellerman Foundation has launched a new UK Overseas Territories Fund for practical conservation activities which support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The 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 of up to three years. UK registered charities working...

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Phase 2 Opens to Applications (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) 4th October 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, has opened to applications. £60 million in funding is available to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of energy efficient and low carbon technologies at industrial sites, along with feasibility and engineering studies. Al...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 1st October 2021

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...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 28th September 2021

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. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbrea...

£220 Million to Help Polluting Industries Reduce Fossil Fuel Use (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) 28th September 2021

Businesses in some of the most polluting and energy-intensive industries will be able to bid for a share of £220 million in Government investment to help them go green. Phase two of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund will support businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to clean up their industrial processes, improve their energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Industries including pharmaceuticals, food and drink, and...

New £1.8 Million Fund to Encourage Innovation in Low Carbon Vehicle Technology (Wales) 22nd September 2021

A new £1.8 million fund to encourage businesses to produce low carbon vehicle technologies has been established by Ford and the Welsh Government. The Ford Low Carbon Vehicle Transition Fund will address strategic industrial technical challenges associated with low carbon vehicles, with a focus on innovative products, processes or services and growth in capacity and capability. Companies of any size will be able to apply for grants of up to £...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 17th September 2021

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 miles of an eligible licen...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 16th September 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund 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 £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 15th September 2021

The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group is working with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The Foundation will give grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to...

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...

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 13th September 2021

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...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 8th September 2021

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 December 2021.

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Community Projects Tackling Climate Change (UK) 6th September 2021

Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November a new fund has been launched to support communities and schools across the UK take action on climate change. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community projects covering areas such as food, transport, energy, waste and consumption and the natural environment. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 1st September 2021

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...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 1st September 2021

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...

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 26th August 2021

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...

Electric Bike Loan Scheme for Individuals (Scotland) 26th August 2021

To encourage sustainable and active travel, Transport Scotland are making interest-free loans of up to £6,000 available to help Scottish residents purchase new electric bikes, including cargo and adapted cycles. The scheme offers interest-free loans for individuals, repayable over four years, that can be used for: 2 x ebikes capped at £3,000 each; 1 x family eCargo bike capped at £6,000; or 1 x adapted cycle. Applicants must not make any ot...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 25th August 2021

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...

New £400,000 e-Cargo Bike Fund Launched (England) 20th August 2021

A new £400,000 funding round has been launched by the Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support small businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. The eCargo Bike Grant Fund will give businesses in England an opportunity to introduce e-cargo bikes into their everyday transport operations and will cover up to 40% of the total cost, with a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models a...

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...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will 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...

Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK) 7th July 2021

The NatureSave Trust has announced that the next funding round will open from the 1st September 2021. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. The Trust will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to charities and voluntary and grassroots organisations for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. Pr...

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 and farmers 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 support capital costs for tree planti...

Funding for Community Shared Transport Schemes (Scotland) 16th June 2021

Micro-grants of up to £2,500 are available to Scottish third sector organisations, social enterprises, and established community groups setting-up a new shared transport scheme. This can include bike share, car share or ride share. The funding is being made available by CoMoUK and supports organisations wishing to set up the sharing of assets that have already been purchased. The funding can be used for activities that facilitate the sharin...

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...

Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency ser...

£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 Available for Green Projects (UK) 24th February 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...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 18th February 2021

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 Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The RCEF provide...

Funding to Improve Local Community Paths (Scotland) 10th February 2021

From the 1st March 2021, projects across Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to develop and improve the quality of local paths and provide volunteering opportunities. Paths for All Community Path Grants help charities, community groups, community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups improve, maintain and promote local community path networks creating safer, more welcoming environments that encourage...

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...

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

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...

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...

Grants for Tree Planting (UK) 9th December 2020

Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people involved in tree and hedge planting and care this winter. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. Applications will be considered as they are received and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within four weeks. There is no deadline for applicati...

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from the portfolio of ideas on the ChangeX website that address digital skills, environmental sustainability and community pr...

Funding to Promote Cycling in Colleges and Universities (Scotland) 4th November 2020

Colleges and universities in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 per campus to install facilities to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students. The funding is being made available through the Cycling Scotland - Cycling Friendly Campus Development Fund. The closing date for applications is the 9th December 2020.

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can cons...

Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK) 22nd October 2020

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trad...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 21st October 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications for the £2.3 million Local Places for Nature 2020 grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available. Funding must be used to create a natural asset, particularly in areas of deprivation or urban or peri-urban areas, such as flower rich meadows or verg...

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 26th August 2020

Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a broad range of short and long-term jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in env...

£200 Million Fund to Transform Water and Wastewater Services (England and Wales) 26th August 2020

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to encourage innovations that will transform water and wastewater services in England and Wales. The fund can be accessed directly by the seventeen larger water and wastewater companies, and small water ‘new entrant’ sewerage companies through two types of competition during 2020-25: a £2 million ‘Innovation in Water Challenge’ for small projects up to £250,000. The first rounds w...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 21st August 2020

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 £500 (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 b...

Severn Trent Water Community Fund Reopens to Applications (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 3rd July 2020

Severn Trent Water has reopened its Community Fund. The fund will support new projects by local charities, volunteer and community groups, and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent region. Grants of between £2,000 and £250,000 are available to support new projects which make a real difference to the wellbeing of local communities by helping people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, creating better places to live...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Cycling to Work (Scotland) 30th June 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to business and organisations in Scotland that are working towards achieving or maintaining Cycling Friendly Employer status. Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly Employer Development Fund, financed by Transport Scotland, provides grants of up to £25,000 per registered workplace for capital projects that promote cycling to support a happier, healthier workforce, by encouraging staff and visitors to trav...

Funding to Become Britain's First Fully Electric Bus Town - Deadline Extended (England – outside London) 4th May 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...

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...

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...

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...