Energy, Environment and Transport

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds b...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 8th February 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...

New Funding for Innovative Projects to Beat Plastic Pollution (UK) 7th February 2019

This new £1 million Fund has been launched in response to concern about plastic pollution. Funded by money from the sale of Waitrose’s 5p carrier bags, the programme aims to fast-track a small number of high quality, innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic. Grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 are available to projects lasting over one year that can start in April 2019. Organisations eligible to apply wil...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 6th February 2019

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,...

National Grid Landscape Enhancement Grant (England and Wales) 4th February 2019

Any of the 30 AONBs and National Parks which contain or are impacted by National Grid’s transmission infrastructure can submit an Expression of Interest for projects that visual improvement schemes that will reduce the landscape and visual impacts of existing National Grid electricity transmission lines. National Grid’s Landscape Enhancement Initiative aims to provide up to £24 million over six years (2015-2021) and will remain open until...

Funding Announced for Innovative Road Design Projects (England) 1st February 2019

Up to £20 million is available for innovation projects that support the design, management and use of road networks fit for the future of mobility. This Small Business Research Initiative is for projects where feasibility has not yet been proven and is open to organisations of any size working alone or with others from business, the research base or the third sector as subcontractors. Projects must change the way UK roads are designed, manage...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 30th January 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund 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 Gra...

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (Scotland) 30th January 2019

Farmers, groups of farmers and other land managers with land in Scotland and who are registered with the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments Scheme can apply for funding to develop and implement farming practices that will help to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage. A wide range of management options and capital items are available. The 2019 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme application round is now open and closes on Friday 12...

Funding for Projects that Benefit Local Communities (Scotland) 29th January 2019

A fund that supports projects that benefit local communities in Scotland centred around Scotmid or Semichem stores in its three Scottish regions (North; East; West) has just re-opened. Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £15,000. Applications subsequently receive votes from Scotmid members every time they make a purchase. Three Groups in each region will be shortlisted and the group with the most votes receives £15,000. The...

Grants to Help Households Become More Energy Efficient (London, the South East and East of England) 28th January 2019

Up to 40 not-for-profit organisations and community groups can access grants of between £2,000 to £20,000 to help households across London and the South East of England to save money by being more energy efficient. The funding is aimed at maximising income for vulnerable households through face-to-face energy efficiency advice, including tariff switching and time of use tariff awareness; new registrations for the Priority Service Register;...

Grants of up to £5000 Available to Support Community Arts and Environmental Projects (Wales) 25th January 2019

Charitable and not for profit, voluntary groups working with local authorities and organisations working with young people can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 for projects that focus on Arts and the Environment. Grants can be used to cover projects costs, volunteer costs, purchase of equipment and training costs that enable the delivery of projects. Bids from organisations presenting projects that are volunteer-based, particularly those fro...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 22nd January 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. Applications are assessed five times a year with the next available meeting dates being the 8th March 2019. Apply at least three weeks...

Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 9th January 2019

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 museums and 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,...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 8th January 2019

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by...

Funding for Businesses to Design Vehicles Powered by Low Carbon Tech (UK) 4th January 2019

A £20 million funding competition has been announced that will invest in business projects that support the design, build and manufacture of zero and low emission vehicles and technologies. Offered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) applications are welcomed from UK-based later-stage R&D projects that require funding to support the UK’s long-term supply chain and associated capabilities, in the design, build and manufacture of low and...

Funding for Environmental Projects (Scotland) 4th January 2019

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) has announced that the CSGN Development Fund has re-opened for applications. Through the fund, grants are available for environmental projects in Scotland that enhance woodlands and green infrastructure, boost active travel and encourage community growing. Projects funded are likely to be located in or immediately adjacent to communities in the 15% most deprived datazones (nationally) according to the...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 3rd January 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 that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availabl...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 14th December 2018

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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 12th December 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 25th March 2019 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....

Grants of up to £5,000 Available Sustainability Initiatives (Reading) 7th December 2018

Not-for-profit, charities or Small or Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are based within an approximate 15-mile radius of Reading Town Hall can apply for grant funding for sustainability initiatives. Grants of £100 to £5,000 for initiatives which improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability in the local community including educational projects. Apply at any time to the Reading Community Energy.

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 30th November 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th February 2019. 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...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 29th November 2018

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

Funding Available for New Walking and Cycling Routes (Scotland) 28th November 2018

Public and not for profit organisations such as National parks; Regional Transport Partnerships; Further and higher education institutions; Housing associations, NHS organisations and Constituted community groups; etc can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £2 million to develop new walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland. A total of £36 million is available in 2018/19. The funding is being made available through the Transport Sco...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme - Next Deadline Announced (Scotland) 20th November 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 19th November 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is the 28th February 2019. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are normally available to...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 15th November 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers -who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggage...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

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...

New Grants for Environmental Projects (Wales) 13th November 2018

A second round of a grant funding programme that helps communities most affected by proximity to a landfill site or waste transfer station is now open. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available. There will also be an opportunity to apply for one nationally significant grant award of £50,000 to £250,000 per year. Projects supported will take place within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites and address one o...

Grants to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 1st November 2018

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...

Reforms and Extension to the Plug-in Car Grant (UK) 31st October 2018

The UK Government has announced changes to the Plug-in Car Grant (PICG), a scheme aiming to reduce the cost of eligible electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen vehicles. For the last seven years, the PICG has provided a discount to the price of over 160,000 new ultra-low emission vehicles. The changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles will move from £4,500 to £3,500 and Category 2 and 3 vehicles will no longer be eligible....

Growing Competition for Schools (UK) 29th October 2018

All UK schools are being invited to make a short film about food growing in their playground or open space to be in with a chance of winning garden vouchers worth £200, £100 and £50. Schools are asked to submit short, three-minute films featuring growing projects that can be anything from growing a few herbs in a small window box to a feast worth of different fruits and vegetables in multiple raised beds. The deadline for submissions is Mon...

Environmental and Sustainability Grants for the Community (London and South East) 23rd October 2018

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,...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 19th October 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife r...

New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK) 16th October 2018

A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic. The grants will support new pioneering industry led collaborative projects, focussed on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that...

Government Announces a £2 Million Funding Pot to Support Uptake of E-Cargo Bikes (UK) 17th September 2018

The government has announced a £2 million funding pot to support the uptake of ecargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future. The funding will help pave the way for the nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans; helping to improve the environment and reduce congestion. The government’s plans will encourage alternate green technologies to counter the increasing usage of diesel delivery vans that has acc...

New Fund Launched to Promote Waste Prevention (Scotland) 13th September 2018

To enable small and medium sized business to overcome barriers to implement waste prevention measures a new fund has been launched. Grants are available to SMEs to undertake a particular project with a focus on raw materials savings, carbon savings and the movement of waste material up the waste hierarchy. To be eligible to apply for funding the applicant organisation must have a base in Scotland and be a small or medium sized enterprise with...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 6th September 2018

Schools across the UK, 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 plan...

Grants for Marine Projects (UK) 28th August 2018

Smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities are eligible to apply for grants in the region of £1,200-£5,000 for projects that foster a wider understanding, by a broad public, of the oceans and the threats they face. Projects supported may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama. Successful projects will be innovative in making a contribution to raising awareness...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 21st August 2018

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 to help them to achieve their organisations goals and aims. Eligible organisations will have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. The grants can be used for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education for all and strengthen disadvanta...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 16th August 2018

Rural communities in England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities can apply for funding for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help their projects become investment ready. Grants of up to £20,000 to pay for an initial investigation into the feasibility of a renewable energy project as well as unsecured loans of up to £130,000 to support planning applicat...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Monthly grants are made to support the conservation of wildlife and the environment by the HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust. The Trust makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will...

Small Grants for Organisations With an Annual Income of Under £75,000 (London) 31st July 2018

Small not for profit organisations working to improve communities and the environment in London have the chance to apply for grants of £1,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. 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 he...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 12th July 2018

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...

New £500m Energy Fund Launched to Help Cut Carbon Emissions (London) 12th July 2018

Hospitals, museums, offices, libraries, social housing and universities are amongst the public buildings and small businesses set to become more energy efficient thanks to a new £500 million Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF). The Fund provides flexible and competitive finance and offers a wide range of funding options, through its consortium of funders, to deliver new low carbon technology or upgrade existing low carbon infrastructure, with an i...

New Plastics Research and Innovation Fund Announced (UK) 27th June 2018

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns has been announced. The fund will seek to support strategic networking and research that will coordinate existing knowledge across the UK; catalysing new ideas and rapid solutions across the research and innovation landscape. It will support the polymer, packaging, retail and waste sectors...

Energy Efficiency Grants for Sports and Leisure Clubs (Kent, Essex and East Sussex.) 10th May 2018

Clubs, groups and other organisations including golf, rugby, football, bowls, tennis and gymnastics clubs, as well as multi-use sports centres and Leisure Trusts can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for energy efficiency projects in community/club buildings. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) programme has already benefitted 39 sports and leisure facilities by providing grants to cover insulation, replacement heating/cooling syst...