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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 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

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

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

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

Power to Change is announcing the reopening of their Community Business Fund!

The fund, which awards community businesses grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to develop their organisations and make them more sustainable. Guidance is available on the website

Application deadline: 22 May 2018

Added: May18

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open for grant applications until June 14th 2018. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support community led projects in rural areas which will improve the quality of life for those living and working in the countryside. Find out more and apply at www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grants

Added: May18

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 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

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

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 510,000 trees to be planted by schools and community groups in November. 

Application deadline: 15 August 2018

Find out more here

Added: Feb18

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

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

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

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 each year. The next application deadline is 5pm Monday 3 September 2018. See: www.glasgow.gov.uk/stalledspaces

Added: Apr18

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

To mark the 2018 Year of Young People, the National Lottery has launched a fund to inspire young people to lead active lives and encourage mental health, offering grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to heritage, arts and community and sports projects that focus on young people in Scotland.

Application deadline: 18 June 2018.

https://national-lottery-yoyp.org.uk/

Added: Jun18

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

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 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


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

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

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

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is offering The Peter Brough Fund

Application deadline: 15 June 2018

Apply via website at http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/get-involved/peter-brough-fund

Added: Jun18

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

London tree initiative
The second round of funding is now open for the Mayor of London’s Community Tree Planting Grant. Grants of between £5,000 to £50,000 are available to boroughs, charities, community groups and schools to plant trees, increase canopy cover and help connect children with nature.

Application deadline 18 June 2018.

Find out more here

Added: Jun18


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

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

Tamar Valley AONB’s Sustainable Development Fund is offering small grants to support projects that help to conserve and enhance the Tamar Valley AONB. If you have an idea for a project, where £500 - £1,000 would help to conserve, enhance or engage people with the Tamar Valley, please get in touch.

Application deadline: 29 June 2018.

www.tamarvalley.org.uk

Added: Apr18


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