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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


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 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

Grants to young birders from British Birds Charitable Trust

Applications from young people aged 16–21. The grant could fund an observatory visit, a small-scale research project or perhaps habitat creation at a local patch. The aim is simply to encourage young people with their birding.

Application deadline: 31st March 2017

In the first instance all that we need is an e-mail to adrianpitches@blueyonder.co.uk with a brief outline of the intended project


Added: Jan17

Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund is our way of giving back to our members and their communities.

Co-op members get 1% of everything they spend on Co-op products to give to a local cause that matters to them. You can now apply to be one of these causes for the next round of funding, running from March to September 2017.

Click here for details

Added: Nov16

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

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

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 2017 are 7 April, 18 August & 8 December.

Find out more here

Updated: Dec16

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

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 

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. Certain criteria under the Landfill Tax  Regulations 1996 need to be met, potential projects include : Providing public amenities; conservation of biodiversity; restoration of religious buildings or buildings of architectural/historical interest; remediation of polluted land; or reduction of pollution.

Updated: Dec16

Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme (UK)

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside. Small grants programme (under £4,000) and large grants programme (over £4,000).

Small grants apply any time. Application deadline for  large grants programme is the 31st July 2017.


Added: Mar17

The Friends Provident Foundation provides financial support to projects that promote a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system. Support is available for projects that build local economic resilience.

Application deadline: noon on the 3rd May 2017.


Added: Mar17

Greggs Foundation

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the Greggs Foundation for projects to improve the local environment. The Foundation are more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops.

Application deadline: 24th June 2017


Added; Mar17

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

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

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

National Marine Aquarium – Grants Programme (UK)

Projects that seek to drive marine conservation through engagement. These projects may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama - indeed, the more innovative the better, as long as they make a contribution to raising awareness of the marine environment.

Application deadline: 21st April & 19th October 2017


Added: Mar17

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, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research.


 Added: Nov16

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 £1000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’.


Added: Mar17 

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

Patagonia grants

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of between $2,500 and $15,000 available for projects from organisations that identify and work on the root causes of environmental problems.

Application deadline 31st August 2017.


Added: Mar17

UK mammals grant from People’s Trust for Endangered Species

Applications are welcomed from voluntary conservation organisations, scientific researchers, individuals and consortia for financial support for work that relates to the conservation of mammals in the British Isles and Eire.

Application deadline: October 2017


Added: Nov16

Postcode Local Trust provides financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community. In 2017 projects that support wildlife areas, sustainability initiatives, local indoor and outdoor spaces and citizenship (local volunteering projects).

Applications open on the 1st August 2017 & close on 18th August 2017.


Added: Mar17

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

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 £500 - £1000 to UK based marine conservation Projects and Charites.

Application deadline: 31st of March 2017


Updated: Jan17

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community.

Details here

 Updated: Mar17

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

Orchard Windfalls Fund from the Tree Council
We are offering funds for the planting of orchards by schools and community groups through our Orchard Windfalls Fund. The grants are for educational projects around tree planting.

Application deadline: 31 March 2017


Added: Mar17

UnLtd has announced, that young people between the ages of 16 and 24 can apply for funding from the Spaces for Change "Do It Awards".

The programme will support young people to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community.

Application deadline: 24th April 2017.


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 £5,000 and £25,000 for projects that support the natural, social and built environment.

Stage 1 application deadline: 25th May 2017


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 away 4750 packs of trees to be planted by schools and community groups in autumn. 

Application deadline: 8 September 2017

Find out more here

Added: Jan17


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

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 Support for Stalled Spaces

Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association is seeking to assist community groups/organisations to utilise and regenerate land within their communities which currently has no function.


 Updated: Dec16

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: Dec16

Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund

We are pleased to confirm a new fund for community engagement helping Green Infrastructure projects in urban Scotland. Projects that benefit areas of multiple deprivation will be given priority.

We are now open to applications and the deadline for submission is midnight on Friday 14th April 2017

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

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

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

Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland)

Small community groups and charities based in Scotland can apply to for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects relating to: Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; Recreational Facilities.

To be eligible, the applicant organisation will need to have an income of £100,000 or less per year.

Application deadline: 31st August 2017


Added: Mar17


Bodfach Trust makes grants to charities in Mid-Wales and the Welsh borders and is also often actively involved in their work. Grants of up to £500 are available for activities supporting green spaces and public parks; affordable housing; care for the elderly, helping young people and preservation of old buildings.

Applications deadline: 30 September 2017


Added: Oct16

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 2017 are 21st June, 30th August and 8th November.


Added: Mar17

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

North East.

The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership 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 the Land of Oak & Iron programme.  Applications will be considered twice a year, from September 2016 until March 2018.

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

Updated: Dec16 

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 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

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.

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