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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


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


all of Wales

Northern Ireland

the whole of Northern Ireland

English regions:

East Anglia

Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk


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.


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 Ageing Fund from Sport England

We've put tackling inactivity right at the heart of our new strategy Towards an Active Nation. We’re looking for both new partners and ones we’ve worked with before who are willing to work with us to co-design innovative, different and experimental approaches that put older people at the heart of our efforts.


Added: Jan17

The Alan Evans Memorial Trust offers small grants to charitable organisations active in the UK. The scheme aims to fund projects for the permanent preservation of areas of natural beauty or historic interest, including projects involving animal or plant life.

Application is via an application form available on request from the Trust.

For further information email: aevans@roydswithyking.com

Added: Jun17

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

Apply between 1st October and 30th November

Find out more here

Updated: Dec16

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.


Added: Nov16

Balcombe Charity Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations in the UK undertaking projects for education, the environment, health and welfare. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been awarded for between £200 and £160,000.

For further information email: jonathan.prevezer@citroenwells.co.uk

Added: Jun17

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme (UK)

Apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation.

Application deadline: 1 December 2017
Click here to find out more

Added: Oct17

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. Applications open in January 2018


Updated: Dec17

The Stepping Stone Research Bursary Scheme from Challenger Society for Marine Science

Designed to support career development of members of the UK marine science community who do not have current indefinite employment. The scheme can provide modest amounts of support (up to £1000 per grant).

Applications will be considered quarterly (deadlines:  February 15th, May 15th, August 15th and November 15th). 

Updated: Dec16

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.


Added: Jun17

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme supports activities delivered by community and voluntary organisations working in UK’s coalfield communities.  Investments can be capital and/or revenue awards for charitable groups, not for profit organisations or social enterprises working to support regeneration activity in their areas.


Added: Jun17

Coastal Communities Fund

The Government has announced that the Coastal Communities Fund, a UK-wide programme designed to support the economic development of coastal communities is to be extended by four years; and that a further 28 new ‘Coastal Community Teams' will be set up to promote economic growth in local seaside communities. 


Added: Mar17

Comic Relief

We are excited to announce the launch of Core Strength – Local Communities for 2017/18 in partnership with UK Community Foundations. This 12 month programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs.

Click here to find out more

Added: Oct17

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

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.


Added: Jan17

Dick Potts Legacy Fund

Help with expenses of small projects covering such things as farmland wildlife research, investigating flora and associated habitats, purchasing research supplies and equipment, travel, software and attendance at conferences. Young ecologists, farmers, gamekeepers and land managers can all apply to receive grants.

STOP PRESS:  Deadline extended to January 19th, 2018.

Find out more here

Updated: Nov17

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds UK charities for advancement of the arts, health and environmental protection. One of the focuses for 2015 - 18 is protection and conservation of the countryside. The majority of grants are single grants over a one-year period of £500 - £5,000.

The Trustees usually consider applications in March, July and  November.

Apply online www.doylycartecharitabletrust.org 

Updated: Dec16

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity and company limited by guarantee. We award grants directly to UK registered charities including those registered as a company limited by guarantee and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations)


Added: Jun17

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 jessica@britishecologicalsociety.org

Updated: Dec16

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

Added: Oct17

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.


Added: Apr17

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.


Updated: Dec17

The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust (‘the Trust’) was founded by Sir David Wills

The Trust makes grants 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.


Added: Jun17

P & C Hickinbotham Charitable Trust

Grants ranging £250 to £1000 available for charitable organisations in North Wales undertaking general charitable activities in areas including (amongst others) disability, social depravation, homelessness, cultural projects, and the environment.


Added: Jun17

Resilient Heritage Grants from HLF

Grants from £3,000 to £250,000

Resilient Heritage grants of £3,000-£250,000 can help you to strengthen your organisation, and build the capacity of your staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term.

Find out more here

Added: Jan17

Funding for Heritage Projects (UK) from HLF

Grants of over £100,000 are available to support a wide variety of larger heritage projects. This can include archaeological digs, preserve a historic places of worship, helping people learn long-lost traditional skills, look after rare species and habitats, etc.

Click here to find out more

Added: Oct17

Another year of tree planting with TCV and OVO Energy for the treemendous programme, I Dig Trees. Last year, I Dig Trees enabled OVO and TCV to inspire and educate thousands of people about the benefits that planting trees would bring to their communities and communal green spaces... and planted 158,000 trees!


Added: Nov16

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Grants are available for projects or activities in the UK which benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals.

Application deadlines: 15 January, 1 May and 1 September


Added: Jun17

John Ellerman Foundation awards grants in three categories, one of which is Arts, Environment and Welfare.

Environmental grants account for 25% of the grant allocations. The Foundation’s aim is to contribute to greater harmony between people and the planet. Environmental priorities include managing habitats and protecting the seas.


Added: Jun17

The John Spedan Lewis Foundation (JSLF) provides finance for charitable purposes reflecting the interests of John Spedan Lewis- notably entomology, ornithology, horticulture and associated environmental and conservation projects.


Added: Jun17


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.


Added: Mar17

Learning through Landscapes - Nature Grants Scheme

The grants provide an assortment of nature equipment up to the value of £500 and a two hour training session. The packages are customisable, enabling schools to choose from a menu of items which best suit their learners and their setting. All schools in England, Scotland and Wales are welcome to apply, and with 72 different products on offer there is something for everyone.


Added: Mar17

Local People Community Grant

The Community Grant is available to people who want to set up a local project which they feel will benefit their neighbourhood. For more information and an application form contact Alice Thatcher, project officer: a.thatcher@tcv.org.uk / 01904 644 300.


Added: Apr17

Marine Conservation Grants

Sea-Changers raises money for a range of primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations.  We offer grant of between £600 - £1000 to UK based marine conservation Projects and Charites.

Application deadline: 31st March 2018


Added: Oct17

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.


Added: Jun17

The Naturesave Trust was set up in 1995 to fund specific environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK. It obtains 100% of its funds from the premiums generated by Naturesave Insurance, which uses the insurance industry as a vehicle for sustainable development.


Added: Jun17

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.


 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’.


Updated: Dec17 

Parks for People supports the regeneration of existing designed urban or rural public parks including conservation of their heritage; landscape, priority species, habitats and associated memories (e.g. veteran trees). This definition includes urban parks, country parks, gardens, squares and seaside promenade gardens. The fund also supports cemeteries and burial grounds.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec16

The Plunkett Foundation provides dedicated support for predominantly rural communities looking to set up and run a range of community-owned co-operatives. It provides telephone support and has a network of advisers, mentors and specialists across the UK.


Added: Jun17

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: Dec16

Rural Community Energy Fund

A £15 million programme, jointly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS). It supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to the community.


Added: Apr17

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the carrier bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The scheme is administered by community charity, Groundwork for projects that benefit the local community.

Details here

 Updated: Dec17

The Tree Council's Tree Futures grant scheme offers help for tree planting through two programmes: the Trees for Schools and the Community Trees funds. Any school or community group within the UK that is planning a project which actively involves children under the age of 16 is encouraged to draw on the fund to plant trees and make a greener future. 


Added: Mar17

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. 


Added: Mar17

WHSmith Community Grants

Offering grants of up to £500 to voluntary organisations and schools. Grants are awarded to charities, schools and community groups of any size, provided they support the community in the UK.

There are two annual application rounds – 1st October to 31st March, and 1st April to 30th September


Added: Mar17

Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant

Wildlife Acoustics aims to advance the conservation of animals through bioacoustics recording technology. The Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program offers US $5,000 of product per quarter to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. www.wildlifeacoustics.com/grant

Added: Jan17

In 2017, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) will be awarding 150 Travelling Fellowships. This will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others in their UK professions and communities, and society as a whole. Travelling Fellowships will be awarded in the Environment, Nature and Sustainable Living category.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec16

Woodland Carbon Fund

Receive up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland, or up to £8,500 per hectare if you provide permissive access across the woodland. Scheme to boost the rate of woodland creation and to visibly demonstrate how, by taking a natural capital approach, woodland creation can help to meet government’s future carbon targets.


Added: Nov16

Woodland Trust tree giveaway
The Woodland Trust is giving nearly 350,000 trees to be planted by schools and community groups in spring. 

Application deadline: 8 January 2018

Find out more here

Added: Oct17

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

Added: Sep17



Awards for All Scotland gives grants of between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in arts, sport and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Tel: 0300 123 7110         Email: advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk     Web: http://bit.ly/RgcWzR

Updated: Dec16

The Bank of Scotland Foundation supports people and their local communities across Scotland.

The Foundation aims to do this by assisting charities in their work with funding through our Small, Medium and Large Grants Programmes.  It is our intention to make a genuine, tangible difference to individuals and their communities. 


Added: Jan17

Funding towards training courses

Land based workers in the Cairngorms National Park are being encouraged to apply to the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA). This year’s Land Management Training & Knowledge Exchange Programme is open for applications from estate staff, farmers, foresters and other people who work the land in the National Park.

Find out more here

Added: Jun17

Cairngorms National Park Travel Grant

Our Travel Grant scheme supports schools and voluntary groups to make educational trips to the National Park. Grants are available up to 75% of travel costs, up to £200 with priority given to first time visits and groups who experience social disadvantage.

Find out more here or email learning@cairngorms.co.uk   

Updated: Dec16

Community Engagement Fund
Scottish Natural Heritage is giving organisations another opportunity to apply for funding for projects helping communities make the most of their local greenspaces. Please visit here for further information.

Added: Jul17

Community Support for Stalled Spaces

Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association, seeks applications from community groups/organisations interested in developing temporary projects on vacant and under-utilised open spaces in Glasgow.

Applications are invited in Spring and Autumn of each year. Application deadline: 5pm Thursday 29th March 2018


 Updated: Dec17

Culture & Business Fund Scotland

If an arts or heritage organisation attracts an eligible business to sponsor an aspect of their work, the Culture & Business Fund Scotland will match that sponsorship, £ for £. Remember that both in-kind and cash sponsorship are eligible, but must come from the sponsor’s own funds, goods or services.

Find out more here

Added: May17

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: Jan17

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.


Added: Mar17

Natural Heritage Grant Scheme from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs NPA

A capital grant scheme for businesses (including land managers), organisations, community or voluntary groups.  It encourages and support measures that will conserve and enhance the natural heritage of the National Park, and promote understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities.

Find out more here

Updated: Jan17

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.


Added: Jul17

Perth & Kinross Council, Community Environment Challenge Fund
Applications are invited from communities across Perth and Kinross. Up to 50% match-funding is available to Community Groups, Paths Groups, Development Trusts, Bloom Groups, etc. for projects which will make a significant difference to the local environment and that are widely supported by the local community. 


Added: Jul17

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.


Updated: Dec17

ScotRail Biodiversity Fund

On behalf of ScotRail, Keep Scotland Beautiful manage the ScotRail Biodiversity Fund for Adopt a Station volunteers. Awards range from £100 to £5,000 to support and encourage biodiversity projects in Scotland's stations. Funding is awarded to community groups whose applications show a dedication to ecosystem restoration, biodiversity planting and conserving wildlife in Scotland in and around their chosen station. 

Details here

Updated: Dec16

The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. It offers grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.


Updated: Dec16

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

Added: Sep17

Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2017 grants
If you are part of a group which creating or improving community gardens or wildflower areas, ponds, woodlands or local green areas, this fund offers easy-to access grants of between £50 to £500.


Added: Mar17


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.


Updated: Dec17

Dŵr Cymru’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) Fund

Since 2012, Dŵr Cymru have offered funding to support non-profit organisations that want to undertake projects that will help to implement the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) within our supply area.

Find out more here

Added: Jun17

LEADER in Wales

The LEADER approach is associated with local empowerment through local strategy development and resource allocation. The main tool for the application of this approach to area development and involving local representatives in decision-making is the LEADER Local Action Group (LAG).


Added: Mar17

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: 12 January 2018 & more TBC (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.


Added: Oct17

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.


Added: Apr17

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.


Added: April17

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 application deadline is the end of March 2018.

Contact Kath Marshall-Ivens kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk 01207 524883

Updated: Dec17 

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 

Updated: Dec16

The Green Futures Youth Environmental Action Fund from Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust offers young people the chance to make a real difference to the environment in their local communities. To apply young people must be aged 11 - 24 years.

Application deadlines: 12 noon 22/1/18 & 26/3/18


Updated: Dec17

North West.

Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund

DONG Energy runs the Burbo Bank offshore wind farms. DONG Energy has committed to a Community Fund worth approximately £225,000 each year for the lifetime of the Project.

Application deadline: 28 March 2018

Find out more here

Added: Oct17


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


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

Crowdfund London

Do you have a great idea to make London even better? We can help you make it happen with Crowdfund London. Whether your idea is big or small, this is your chance to make a real difference in your local area.

Click here to find out more

Added: Apr17

South West.

Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund

Grants of up to £20,000 to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals. Provided by EDF Energy as part of the mitigation measures associated with the Hinkley Point C development.

Coming application deadlines are 16th January, 27th March and 19th June 2018.

Iain Porter on 01823 451884 or click here to find out more

Updated: Oct17

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.

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