Energy, Environment and Transport

Grants to Combat Fuel Poverty & Improve Energy Efficiency (London, the East and South East of England) 27th October 2020

Round 4 of the UK Power Network’s Power Partners Scheme is now open for applications. Up to forty grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 are available to help charities and other not-for-profit organisations in London, the East and South East of England to combat fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency and support people in vulnerable circumstances, particularly those experiencing difficulties resulting from Covid-19. This round will focus o...

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...

Deadline Extended for Funding to Inspire Young People to Take Part in Environmental Learning & Action (England) 26th October 2020

Forty grants of up to £18,000 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations in England to employ Green Mentors who will inspire groups of young people aged 10-14 years in environmental social action projects such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. The Green Influencers scheme is being funded through the #iWill Fund and the Ernest Cook Trust and will provide up to £50% of a full time salary, including on-c...

Funding to Support a Green Recovery from Covid-19 (Scotland) 26th October 2020

Not-for-profit community-based organisations, as well as schools and nurseries in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a green recovery from Covid-19. The Community Climate Asset Fund is a £3.5 million Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides capital funding for assets which tackle climate change such as equipment to support commu...

Funding for Scottish Islands to Ditch Single-Use Packaging (Scotland) 23rd October 2020

£600,000 is being made available by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund to encourage shops on Scottish islands to ditch single-use packaging and move to reusable options. The Islands Green Recovery Programme Refillery Fund will allow small and medium sized enterprises to gain funding of up to £100,000 to offer groceries to customers in packaging-free refill dispensers. This includes dispensers for dry goods such as...

Metro Mayor Launches New Environment Fund (Liverpool City Region) 22nd October 2020

A £500,000 Community Environment Fund has been launched by the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region (LCR) for projects that will make a difference to the environment and to the wellbeing of the people who live there. Charities, community groups, schools and colleges, faith groups, residents’ associations and other not-for-profit groups can apply for funding to aid a green recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic by expanding their work and...

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...

Green Health Grants to Improve Health, Wellbeing and the Environment (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, St Helens and Wigan or Leigh) 20th October 2020

Voluntary and community groups and other not-for-profit organisations in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan and Leigh can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects which contribute towards the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment whilst benefiting the health and wellbeing of local communities. The City Health Care Partnership Foundation is offering funding for volunteer led activities, proje...

Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund (Scotland) 14th October 2020

Funding is available to increase the numbers of NHS employees in Scotland cycling to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cycling Scotland is inviting NHS Scotland health boards to apply for funding of between £2,500 and £15,000 to enable their employees to purchase a bike or lock for their cycle commute. The Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund will provide certificates to the value of £500 to cover the cost of a bicycle and essential accessorie...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (Avon and Somerset) 13th October 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 30th November 2020.

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 Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 12th October 2020

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding of up to £1 million through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations. The scheme offers charities the opportunity to apply for grants of differing amounts to deliver a range of new and innovati...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 9th October 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...

Funding for Pioneering & Sustainable Energy Efficiency Programmes (Northern England) 6th October 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to charities, volunteer-led groups, and other non-profit organisations for the development of pioneering and sustainable energy efficiency programmes throughout the North of England. The Community Partnering Fund will provide funding for innovative approaches which focus on energy access, efficiency and its environmental impacts, encouraging education in STEM subjects and protecting vulnerab...

£200 Million Port Infrastructure Fund Opens for Bids (UK) 6th October 2020

The UK Government has announced the launch of a £200 million fund for ports to build new border facilities as the Brexit transition period draws to a close. The Port Infrastructure Fund will provide one-off grants to enable ports to function properly post-Brexit when import laws will be altered. The Fund is targeted at those ports that have the space to build new border infrastructure on their current sites so that they are ready to handle ne...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 5th October 2020

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £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 is being made available through Sea-Changers main grants programme and the next closing date for applicati...

Innovate UK Launches Fourth Round of Faraday Battery Challenge (UK) 1st October 2020

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. The ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4, will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles, building on the outputs of previous activity to move towards commerc...

Funding for Community Projects to Reduce Carbon Emissions & Fuel Poverty (Bath and the surrounding areas) 25th September 2020

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and community enterprises can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for local community projects which aim to reduce carbon emissions and/or address fuel poverty in Bath and the surrounding areas. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Bath & West Community Energy Fund will also consider applications for projects that increase the resilience of communities to help reduce carbon emissions. Carbon reductio...

Funding to Enhance and Create Community Woodland Sites (Wales) 24th September 2020

Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for projects that will restore, enhance and in some instances acquire land to create new community woodlands in Wales. Funding is available through the Community Woodlands Fund for community-led projects which create new blocks of woodland and improve existing woodland, such as street trees within an urban neighbourhood, or a broad corridor including a new f...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 17th September 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...

Circular Economy Fund to Support a Green Recovery Re-Opens for Applications (Wales) 17th September 2020

The Welsh Government has launched the second round of their £6.5 million Circular Economy fund for local authorities and publicly funded bodies, including town and community councils, which has been expanded to support the post-Covid response and green recovery in Wales. Funding will support actions which encourage companies to recycle more plastic and thereby avoid waste. The Fund is an important part of a green recovery from the impacts of...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 15th September 2020

Constituted not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. This can include community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas; recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. The funding is being made available through the Veolia Environmental Trust and to be eligible to apply, the applicant organisati...

Funding for Community Projects to Improve Cycle Routes (Scotland) 11th September 2020

Equipment and training 'bundles' are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community groups for small projects which benefit people or wildlife across traffic-free National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The Love Your Network grant, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, will provide grants of between £100 and £750 to cover a range of costs including litter-picking equipment,...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 7th September 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 30th November 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. 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. The funding is being made available through the J...

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 1st September 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...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 1st September 2020

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. A total of £140,000 is available in 2020 with typical funding per project being approximately £1,500...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 26th August 2020

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...

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...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 20th August 2020

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...

Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 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...

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 15th July 2020

Grants of between £50 and £250 are available to local groups to improve local green spaces in Scotland.  The funding which is being mnade available through the The Volunteering Matters 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 that improve the health and wellbeing of deprived local c...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 6th July 2020

Grants are available to local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to support the adoption of e-bikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. The funding which is being made available through the Energy Saving Trust is providing grants of up to £25,000 towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial e-bikes (Category A fund); and grants of...

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...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 2nd July 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,...

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 Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 19th June 2020

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...

Grants for Tree Planting (UK) 27th May 2020

Schools and Community groups 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 tree and hedge planting and care during National Tree Week – 28 November to 6 December 2020. 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 t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...