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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.

 

If you are able to offer grant assistance or know of a source that does and isn't listed on this page please click here to send the details to CJS.

 

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.

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

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

http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/funding/

Updated: Dec17

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

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

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

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 is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that brings people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi.

Deadline midday on 15 January 2018

https://www.growwilduk.com/project-funding  

Added: Dec17

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

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

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

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.

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

Nesta Prototyping award

Grants of up to £100k to be delivered over 9-15 months to support testing and learning from digital innovations with the potential to address challenges that parks face. If you have an idea that you’d like to develop then get in touch with the team

Application deadline: 28 March 2018

rethinking.parks@nesta.org.uk 

https://www.nesta.org.uk/rethinking-parks-prototyping-awards

Added: Dec17

Nesta Replication award

We’d love to hear your plans and ideas on how we can rethink parks across the UK. Grants of up to £200k over 2 years aimed at supporting organisations to set up, run and learn from innovative, tested, operating models for parks.

Application deadline: 27 February 2018

https://www.nesta.org.uk/rethinking-parks-replication-awards

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 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

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust (UK)

The Trust achieves its objectives by making grants to individuals, organisations and institutions carrying out projects of significance to horticulture; gardening; or botany with a strong horticultural element. 

Application deadline: 15th February 2018.

See: http://www.grantsforhorticulturists.org.uk/Smith.html   

Added: Dec17

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

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 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

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

Bursaries to study wildlife in Scotland

Small bursaries designed to help develop skills that will be used to support wildlife recording in Scotland. Biological Recording in Scotland (BRISC), SNH and Glasgow Natural History Society (GNHS) together, are offering 9 bursaries to anyone living in Scotland.

Application deadline: Wednesday 31st January 2018.

http://www.brisc.org.uk/Bursaries.php

Added: 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

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
Revenue funding is available to support projects that help communities in deprived parts of Scotland engage with green spaces. The first round of funding has now closed, but funding for 2018 projects will open soon. The funding is provided from European Regional Development Funds (ERDFs). 

For more details see http://c-js.co.uk/2BM6E8a

Updated: Dec17

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

Details

 Updated: Dec17

The 2018-2019 round of the Scottish CSGN Development Fund is now open for applications. Projects should be within the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area and focus on one or more of the following priorities: woodlands; community growing; strategic routes; or active travel.

Application deadline: 5 February 2018. 

For more details, click here

Added: Dec17

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

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

Paths for All are offering small grants up to £3000 to communities in Scotland to develop, deliver and promote their community led active travel projects. Our Community Active Travel Grants aim to empower communities to make changes to paths that will make it easier for people to make every day journeys.

Application deadline: 12 January 2018.

https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/pfa/support/community-path-grants.html  

Added: Dec17

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

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

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

Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland)

Small community groups and charities based in Scotland can apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects relating to: Sport, Health, Culture, Animal Welfare, Recreational Facilities. The applicant organisation will need to have an income of £100,000 or less per year.

Application deadline: 28 February 2018

http://weircharitabletrust.com 

Added: Dec17


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: 12 January 2018 & more TBC (please check the website)

Find out more here

Updated: Dec17

Natural Resources Wales will give support and grants totalling up to £3m for projects that address the following themes: sustainable management of land and water; improving ecosystems; improving access to the outdoors for healthier lives; supporting sustainable business. 

Deadline for expressions of interest: 14 January. 

For more details, click here

Added: 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

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: Dec17

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

http://www.ydmt.org/action-fund

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


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

Greener City Fund
The Mayor wants London to be the first National Park City, with a target of making 50% of the city green space by 2050. To do this, we want to plant more trees, restore rivers, create natural play-spaces for children and green routes to encourage walking and cycling.

Application deadline: 19 February 2018.

Find out more here

Added: Dec17


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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