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A page of miscellaneous sources of funding, for groups and individuals.  All details were correct at time of publication but please remember that funding sources often dry up quickly, either because all the funds have been distributed / allocated or because for many reasons the money is no longer available so please contact the provider to double check.

 

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The section is divided into regions to make it easier to find funding near you.

Click on your region as listed below.

UK wide

available across the UK

Scotland

all of Scotland, including the Western Isles, Orkney & Shetland

Wales

all of Wales

Northern Ireland

the whole of Northern Ireland

English regions:

East Anglia

Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Midlands

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Hereford & Worcester and Warwickshire

North East

Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland, North, West and South Yorkshires and the East Riding of Yorkshire (formerly Humberside)

North West

Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

South

Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Essex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Isle of Wight.

South West

Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.


UK wide.

Active Spaces is UK-wide programme to secure recreational spaces in perpetuity and support community activation

The programme combines the protection of green spaces with revenue funding to engage inactive people on those spaces. After each site is protected as an Active Space it will be offered delivery of a physical activity project on-site to the value of £5,000.

http://www.fieldsintrust.org/activespaces

Added: Apr18

The object of the Alice McCosh Trust is to advance education by providing or assisting with grants for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment

Find out more here

Added: Aug18

The Angling Improvement Fund was launched in January 2015 when £65,000 of rod licence money was allocated for angling organisations to improve facilities, buy equipment and do other projects in support of the National Angling Strategy. Supported by the Environment Agency, the aim is to fund projects that will encourage more people to go fishing.

www.anglingtrust.net/improvementfund

Updated: Dec17

Asda Foundation aims to transform communities, improving lives now and in the future. As a charitable corporate foundation, we give independent grants and support locally relevant projects throughout the UK.

https://www.asdafoundation.org/   

Added: Jul18

The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to secure funding for a cause or charity close to your heart. Simply let us know about a project for your community organisation and the difference the money could make.

Application deadline: 9 October 2018

Find out more here

Added: Sep18

British Ecological Society

We provide grants to promote excellent ecological research, support early career ecologists, help fund training and travel, and to communicate ecological science as widely as possible. In recent years, over £300,000 per annum has been awarded globally through various society grants. http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/funding/

Updated: Jul18

Applications open for Churchill Fellowships, with a special award for rural issues. Churchill Fellows are funded to research new ideas overseas for 4-8 weeks, in topics and countries of their choice, and return home to make change happen. Open to all adult UK citizens regardless of age, qualifications or background.

Applications can be made online at www.wcmt.org.uk.

Deadline for applications is 18 September 2018.

Added: May18

CLA Charitable Trust awards grants to organisations in England and Wales who are focused on providing access to the countryside for disabled individuals and disadvantaged inner city young people. It also supports the advancement of education in agriculture, horticulture and conservation for these groups.

www.cla.org.uk/about-cla/cla-charitable-trust 

Checked: Dec17

Cory Environmental Trust Britain is inviting applications for projects that will have as big an impact on the communities within ten miles of one of its landfill sites as possible. Projects may include maintaining a local amenity or protecting the local environment and its biodiversity.

The deadlines for applications in 2018 are 6 April, 24 August & 7 December.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17

Applications are now being accepted for the latest round of the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant – a scheme which provides up to £6,800 per hectare to help farmers, foresters and landowners tap into the environmental and financial benefits of tree planting.

Find out more here

Added: Sep18

The David Colegrave Foundation is a charity supporting the development of students studying horticulture in the UK. We champion careers in ornamental horticulture through scholarships. Students with a passion for plants, but limited funds, are encouraged to apply. Applications open annually from September to January.

www.davidcolegravefoundation.org.uk

Updated: Dec17

The Dean Organic Fund, run by the Organic Research Centre will be open to small-scale organic / agroecological producers and food businesses. Farmers and food producers receiving the loan can expand their enterprises by investing in equipment or stock, or benefit from other working capital.

Application deadline: Monday 17th September

Find out more here

Added: Aug18

Ecological Continuity Trust offers a series of grants to help scientists, students and those who run experiments build and maintain research activity on long-term ecological experiments. For an up-to-date list of long-term experiments that are eligible, please visit http://c-js.co.uk/1PqVAc0

or email team@britishecologicalsociety.org

Updated: Dec17

Entrust - Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) aims to compensate those living in the vicinity of a landfill site by using landfill tax to support local community projects. The LCF currently operates in England, NI and Wales. Certain criteria under the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 need to be met, information can be found on the ENTRUST website.

Tel: 01926 488300    Email: communications@entrust.org.uk     Web:  www.entrust.org.uk

Updated: Dec17

FSC Bursary provides support to individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds enabling them to take part in FSC curriculum focussed courses with their school class. Children and young people aged 4 - 19 attending school or college in the state sector who live in the 10% most deprived areas of UK eligible.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17

Field Studies Council – Kids Fund

The Kids Fund aims to bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by attending a

course at an FSC centre. Groups working with disadvantaged young people aged 8-18 years; voluntary youth groups and school groups may apply. Funding will normally be up to 80% of the cost of your group’s course to an FSC Field Centre to a maximum of £3000.

Deadline: each year 1 March, 1 June, 1 November.

http://www.field-studies-council.org/about/fsc-kids-fund.aspx

Updated: Dec17

Garfield Weston Foundation     

The Foundation supports a range of environment projects ranging from organisations that raise public awareness of, and find solutions to, specific issues such as sustainable fishing, in addition to charities that undertake active conservation work.

https://garfieldweston.org/

Updated: Dec17

Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme

Grants of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment. The funding can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

Application deadlines:  Round 1 - 9 March, Round 2 - 22 June, Round 3 - 28 September 2018

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grant

Added: Dec17

Grow Wild Youth Project funding

Grow Wild are looking for project ideas that will excite other people to get involved and make an impact in the community. You can use photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

Find out more here

Added: Sep18

LEADER funding is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers. Find out how to apply for funding through Local Action Groups (LAGs).

A LAG is made up of people from the local community and the local public and private sector. Each LAG decides which projects they will fund in their area.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rural-development-programme-for-england-leader-funding

Updated: Dec17

Crowdfund Resource Kit

The MyParkScotland Crowdfund Resource Kit has been designed to help groups wanting to crowdfund for parks and greenspace projects. The Resource Kit introduces and explains the concept of crowdfunding and helps groups plan, run and deliver their crowdfunding campaigns.

https://www.mypark.scot/get-involved/crowdfunding-resource

Checked: Dec17

National Marine Aquarium Grants Programme

Small grants available for interesting projects that will make a difference. These projects may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama, as long as they make a contribution to raising awareness of the marine environment.

Application deadlines: 1st May & 1st November 2018

Click here to find out more

Added: Dec17

The Nineveh Charitable Trust supports a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the General Public, with an emphasis on promoting better understanding of the environment and countryside (including schools as part of their STEM curriculum), whilst facilitating improved access, education and research.

https://www.ninevehtrust.org.uk

 Updated: Dec17

Carriers for Causes

UK wide scheme. Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants, of up to £2000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’.

http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Pages/Category/carriers-for-causes-uk

Updated: Dec17

The People’s Health Trust Active Communities – is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. It provides grants of £5,000 - £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The programme is open in different parts of the country at different times.

https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/apply-for-funding

Added: Feb18

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

There are grants for: water resource management and reservoirs; improving forestry productivity; adding value to Agri-food; improving farm productivity

See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme

Added: Dec17

RHS Bursaries

Projects with a very clear relevance to horticulture, expeditions and activities related to horticulture are eligible to be considered for a bursary

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17

Marine Conservation Grants

Sea-Changers raises money for a range of primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. We have two grant funds – a general marine conservation fund and a specific marine litter fund. We offer grants of between £500 - £1000 to UK based marine conservation Projects and Charites. Application deadline: 30th September 2018

http://www.sea-changers.org.uk/charities 

Added: Apr18

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. Funding up to £4000 is available for projects that benefit the local community. Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork who is working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.

Details here

 Updated: Sep18

Transform Foundation

We’re a charity for charities. We help small and mid-size charities to transform their digital presence to reach more people, raise funds and better serve their beneficiaries.

https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk/ 

Added: Feb18

Trees for Cities is celebrating its 25th anniversary by planting 150,000 trees - more than ever before!  We would love to hear from any landowners interested in being a part of making our neighbourhoods greener, healthier, happier places to be.   

Contact Kathy for more information:  kathy@treesforcities.org / 020 78204419 / www.treesforcities.org  

Added: Jun18

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK)

Constituted, not-for-profit groups within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site, can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects that support the natural, social and built environment. Two stage application process - please visit website to check compliance and application deadlines. 

http://www.veoliatrust.org/funding/

Updated: Dec17

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) awards travel grants for UK citizens from all backgrounds to spend up to two months overseas, researching innovative practice in a subject of their own choice and bringing back global insights for the UK. In 2018 our grant categories will include rural communities, the environment and emergency services.

www.wcmt.org.uk

Updated: Dec17

Woodland Trust tree giveaway
The Woodland Trust is giving away 408,000 trees to be planted by schools and community groups in March 2019. Choose from packs of 30, 105 or 420 native broadleaf saplings.

Application deadline: 21 December 2018

Find out more here

Added: Sep18

Field Studies Council is offering a Young Environmentalists Fund

Created to offer financial support for 16-25 year olds to enable them to attend a range of opportunities. FSC has £5,000 per year for three years to support young people in need to attend specific FSC courses to develop environmental skills and understanding when they are making career and life choices.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17


Scotland.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland gives grants of between £300 and £10,000 to community and voluntary organisations, schools and statutory bodies supporting what matters most to people and communities. The programme is a funding partnership between Big Lottery Fund Scotland, Creative Scotland and sportscotland.

0300 123 7110, advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk, https://biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotland

Updated: Dec17

Cairngorms National Park Funding towards land management training

30% reimbursement of the cost of rural skills training is available for land based businesses and organisations in the Cairngorms National Park. Applications are invited from estate staff, farmers, foresters and other people involved in land management in the National Park.

Find out more here

Added: Dec17

The Community Learning Exchange is a fantastic opportunity for communities to learn through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of common solutions. The Exchange will fund up to 100% of the costs of a visit by members of one community to another community project up to a limit of £750.

Find out more here

Added: Jul18

Culture & Business Fund Scotland promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses with arts and heritage organisations to deliver new projects (heritage includes parks and greenspace). If an organisation attracts an eligible business to sponsor an aspect of their work, the Fund will match that sponsorship.

Find out more here

Added: Jul18

The Edinburgh Airport Community Board will consider applications from Edinburgh, Lothian’s and Fife that support local sport, health and wellbeing, environment and educational initiatives, or a combination of these. Priority will be given to proposals benefitting those living within the communities closest to the airport or those most affected by aircraft noise.

See further details here

Added: Feb18

The Forestry Commission Scotland Community Fund aims to support community groups and  organisations that are encouraging and facilitating greater use of woods by people to derive health, well-being and community benefits.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17

Foundation Scotland makes grants to good causes in Scotland. Our grants can cover a wide range of costs including ; running costs; activities and events; equipment or materials; marketing and awareness; training or activities to  support growth and development

Information on all our grant programmes can be found at https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/

Added: Feb18

The Gannochy Trust is one of the more substantial grant-making trusts in Scotland, with a preference for Perth and Kinross. The Trust aims to work in partnership with the people and organisations that will help them to meet their aims of:  Inspiring Young People (this is a Scotland wide fund); Improving the Quality of Life for People (Perth and Kinross only)

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

The Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund is designed to ensure the communities surrounding the airport share in its success. The FlightPath supports community groups and charities in Renfrewshire, Glasgow and East and West Dunbartonshire. The Flightpath Fund focuses its community investment in a number of areas including education, the environment and employment.

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

The aim of LEADER in Scotland is to increase support to local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and encourage innovation and cooperation in order to tackle local development objectives.

https://www.ruralnetwork.scot/funding/leader

Updated: Dec17

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Educational Travel Grants

To help schools and groups experience the great outdoors in the National Park, an Educational Travel Grant can cover up to 75% of total transport costs, up to a maximum award of £200.

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund

Groups are invited to apply for a share of the funds to take action to tackle issues which affect the everyday lives of people living in local communities. NHS Tayside is making these funds available for communities to enhance their environments, promote community spirit and inspire pride in neighbourhoods.

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund from SNH invites registered charities, constituted organisations and local authorities to submit proposals that will support a minimum of 4 schools in target local authority areas to take learning outdoors in local greenspaces.

A second round will open for applications on 26 September. Application deadline: 31 October 2018

Find out more here

Added: Sep18

The Pebble Trust has a vision of a more sustainable, equal and low-carbon society, where constraints on fossil fuels lead to a more localised economy with stronger, more resilient, communities, and where human activities take account of climate change and the wider environment. The Trust supports projects in Scotland, and particularly in the Highlands and Islands.

http://www.thepebbletrust.org/

Added: Jan18

Perth & Kinross Community Environment Challenge Fund is for community-led projects in Perth & Kinross that make a significant difference to the local environment. In addition, there is a requirement for a long-term maintenance commitment for any projects undertaken through the Fund.

Find out more here

http://www.pkc.gov.uk/CECF 

Added: Feb18

Rivers for All Fund

As part of the RiverLife: Almond & Avon project, the River Forth Fisheries Trust are offering grants twice yearly to support individuals, local communities and organisations who are looking to carry out projects connected to the Almond & Avon rivers and their surrounding greenspaces.

http://river-life.org.uk/funding/

Updated: Dec17

The Robertson Trust aims to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of communities in Scotland. It supports registered charities and Community Interest Companies Limited by Guarantee. The Trust has three funding strands: Care and Wellbeing, Realising Potential, and Strengthening Communities

Revenue grants range from £500 upwards but rarely exceed £20,000 per annum.

http://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/about-us

Added: Feb18

Improving Public Access Fund from Scottish Government

The aim of this funding is to support new and upgraded paths for public use, providing: improved links and connectivity; improved path conditions; barrier-free access for all. These new and improved paths will encourage responsible public outdoor access for the full range of users.

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

The Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) is a tax credit scheme, linked to Scottish Landfill Tax that encourages landfill site operators to provide contributions to Approved Bodies, who can then pass the funds onto community and environmental projects. Landfill operators cannot directly fund projects and cannot control how SLCF funding is spent.

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

The Scottish Land Fund is a programme which supports community organisations across Scotland to own land, buildings and other assets.  Funded by the Scottish Government, grants of up to £1million are available.

Find out more here

Added: Jul18

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Programme is Paths for All’s grant scheme to support behaviour change initiatives to increase active and sustainable travel.

Click here to find out more

Added: May18

SYHA Youth Active Grants are provided by SYHA Hostelling Scotland to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in a school/youth group residential trip. Grants are available to those who may not have the opportunity due to their circumstances which result in social exclusion, deprivation or other disadvantage. Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for up to 40%* support per eligible individual.

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

Tesco Bags of Help funds 225 projects in Scotland every 2 months. You can apply now for up to £4000 for projects that bring benefits to the community. This includes outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases. Get your application going – more info here @scotbagsofhelp

Updated: Dec17

Thomson Charitable Trust

The Trust support charitable purposes which include those connected with music, the arts, sport, education and other spheres and which benefit people in Perth or the wider area of Perth & Kinross. Applications from charities and other organisations should indicate some funding is to be provided from the organisation’s own resources and fundraising efforts.

http://thomsontrust.org.uk/ 

Added: Feb18

Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50 – 250 available to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.

Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities on LNRs

Find out more here

Added: Apr18

Young Start Big Lottery Fund
Young Start funding is reopening with grants of between £10k and £100k available for projects that create opportunities for children and young people aged eight to 24 to realise their own potential.

Find out more here

Added: Sep18


Wales.

Sustainable Development Fund from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority  is looking for projects especially ones relating to green energy, promoting rural economic development, heritage, communities or health and wellbeing.

Application deadlines for 2018 are 1 March, 6 June , 22 August and 1 November.

http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/substainable-development-fund/

Updated: Dec17

Little Green Grants are available to support and benefit communities located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National park by helping communities to live in a way which balances the needs of the people, the environment and the local economy.
Deadline: please check the website

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17

The Oakdale Trust is Welsh based, distributing £250,000 pa. Grants average £750 up to a maximum of £2,000. Areas of interest include Welsh based social/community projects and environmental conservation in Wales.

Grants are awarded each April and October. The deadline for applications is published on the Trust website.

http://oakdaletrust.org.uk/

Updated: Dec17


North East.

Allerton Park Landscape and Cultural Heritage Fund

Funding for projects which enhance the landscape, cultural heritage and biodiversity of the designated area around the Allerton Waste Recovery Park and mitigate visual effects of the site.

https://www.trcf.org.uk/grants-allerton-park-lchf

Checked: Dec17

AONB Project Fund

The AONB Project Fund is a grant scheme to support projects which conserve and enhance the landscape, cultural heritage, communities and biodiversity within the Howardian Hills AONB. Grants are usually in the range of £100 to £2,000 and normally provide up to 50% funding.

http://www.howardianhills.org.uk/about-us/grants/

Checked: Dec17

Community Environmental Projects Fund from Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Coast Care Initiative

Grant scheme will enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Funding will be available for built environment or environmental projects.

Contact Catherine Gray 01670 622644 or click here for more details 

Added: Apr18

Land of Oak & Iron Community Grants Programme 

Grants of £500 - 2,000 to support community based capital or revenue projects and initiatives that will contribute to the overall aims and vision of Land of Oak & Iron. The next and last application deadline is the end of September 2018. Contact Kath Marshall-Ivens 01207 524883 kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk

Added: Apr18

From Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership

The Sustainable Development Fund’s many projects have motivated people to try something new and given them different opportunities. 

Community Environmental Projects Fund will enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Funding will be available for built environment or environmental projects. It can be used towards the cost of tools or professional support. 

Find out more here

Added: Aug18

The Sir George Martin Trust provides funding to charitable projects in West and North Yorkshire and supports projects in a number of categories including countryside, environment, green issues. To find out more and apply www.sirgeorgemartintrust.org.uk 

Added: May18

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is a small fund of £175,000 each year provided to support projects that promote a more sustainable way of living and working in and visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park, whilst conserving and enhancing our local culture, wildlife, landscape, land use and communities. http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/living-and-working/sdf 

Added: May18


North West.

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund

Ørsted runs the Burbo Bank offshore wind farms. Ørsted has committed to a Community Fund worth approximately £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project. Application deadline: 26 September 2018

Find out more here

Added: Apr18

Land of Oak & Iron Community Grants Programme 

Grants of £500 - 2,000 to support community based capital or revenue projects and initiatives that will contribute to the overall aims and vision of Land of Oak & Iron. The next and last application deadline is the end of September 2018. Contact Kath Marshall-Ivens 01207 524883 kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk

Added: Apr18


Midlands.

The Community and Environment Fund (CEF) will provide benefits to local communities demonstrably disrupted by the construction of HS2. Business and Local Economy Fund will support and promote local economies that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of HS2. Both managed by Groundwork.

Application guidance information for interested organisations is available online at www.groundwork.org.uk/hs2funds

Updated: Dec17


South.

The Community and Environment Fund (CEF) will provide benefits to local communities demonstrably disrupted by the construction of HS2. Business and Local Economy Fund will support and promote local economies that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of HS2. Both managed by Groundwork.

Application guidance information for interested organisations is available online at www.groundwork.org.uk/hs2funds

Added: Mar17

Community Green Space Grants

Do you want to create or improve a green space in your neighbourhood, and improve Londoners' access to nature? maybe you want to green your school playground to protect students from air pollution? We’re looking for projects across the capital that will make the city greener.

Application deadline; 5pm Monday 1 October 2018.

Find out more here

Added: Jul18

London Marathon Charitable Trust offers Capital Project Grants to help improve existing amenities or to build new facilities that will enable organisations to encourage and support more people to become involved in physical activity, sport and/or play, particularly those who are currently physically inactive.

https://www.lmct.org.uk/what-we-fund/grant-programmes/

Added: Mar18


South West.

The North Devon Coast AONB has a Sustainable Development Fund providing small grants to support local projects that help to deliver actions in the 2014/19 Delivery Plan. Grants of between £100 and £5000 are available to communities, agencies and businesses. 

http://www.northdevon-aonb.org.uk/our-work/grants

Added: Apr18


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