Environment & Energy

Funding opportunities for the environment


The Marsh Christian Trust offers grants between £300 to £2,000 to registered charities (not CICs ) with annual incomes under £25,00. The grant can be used for core costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Areas funded by the Trust include: arts and heritage, education and training, environmental causes and animal welfare, healthcare and social welfare. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Linnean Society offers grants up to £1,000 to charities, community groups, schools and student groups running projects that increase young people's involvement in and understanding nature. Costs can cover events, activities, materials, project costs, publicity, room hire, speakers, training, transport and volunteer expensed. The deadline for applications is Sunday 1st November.

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust offers grants between £500 and £5,000 to registered charities working in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. Single grants over a one year period. The Trustees meet three times a year, the next deadline for applications is Wednesday 10th February 2021 for their meeting in March 2021.

The STEEL CHARITABLE TRUST offers grants between £2,500 to £25,000 to registered charities, CICS and CIOs. They have 7 key areas of interest: arts, economic disadvantage, education, environment, health, heritage and social disadvantage. Grants can be used for projects, capital and core costs. The deadline for applications isWednesday 20th January 2021.

The E S G Robinson Charitable Trust offers grants around £1,000 to registered charities, with a preference for the West Country. Areas supported include: music and the arts, numismatics, older people, people who are disadvantaged, the environment, conservation and young people. The Trust does not operate a website, more information is available on the CHARITY COMMISSION website.

VCSEs in South Somerset (close to BWCE's Crewkerne solar array) working to reduce carbon emissions and/or address fuel poverty can apply for grants up to £5,000 from the Bath and West Community Energy Fund.  In response Covid-19 they are also inviting organisations that increase the resilience of communities in a way that also reduces carbon emissions. This could be supporting local food initiatives, sustainable transport or waste reduction. The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd November.

The Ford Britain Trust are offering small grants (£250 and under) and large grants (£250 to £3,000) to registered charities, schools/PTAs and small voluntary organisations (CICs are not included). Projects should be focused on education, environment, children, youth activities and projects that provide a clear benefit to a local community. Applications supported/submitted by a Ford employee will be favoured. Small grant applications have a deadline of Saturday 31st October, large grant applications have a deadline of Sunday 31st January 2021.

The Frognal Trust is a Wiltshire based Funder offering grants to registered charities working with older people, children, the blind and otherwise handicapped, medical research and environmental heritage. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Trust doesn't operate a website but more details can be found on the charity commission website.

The Enovert Community Trust offers grants up to £50,000 to organisations working in one of their 5 aims: opening up access to the public for previously unusable land, cleaning up polluted land, helping to improve, protect and/or maintain public land/buildings, protecting the environment and helping to preserve, maintain, restore and/or repair religious/historic buildings. Projects must take place within 10 miles of their Weston Super Mare site. The deadline for applications is Friday 11th December.

The Fat Beehive Foundation is offering small charities grants up to £2,500 to help improve online digital presence. Funding will help organisations build websites and apps, digitise services and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects that focus on: environmental protection, human rights, international development, equality and diversity, social justice, education, arts and culture, health and wellbeing and prisoner rehabilitation. Applications can be submitted at anytime with quarterly Trustee meetings.

The Oak Trust makes grants of up to £4,000 to registered charities working to support people who are disadvantaged, as well as environmental and medical charities. Charities previously awarded have been working in areas in which deprivation, natural disaster or conflict are beyond what the national government can provide. Applications can be submitted at any time, but the Trust's Board meets every 6 months.

The Banister Charitable Trust offer grants between £5,000 and £50,000 for charitable organisations that are working to promote the conservation, protection and improvement to the UK's physical and natural environment. Previous projects supported include: bird boxes for churches and village halls, lakeside path, education centre gardens and wildlife areas and others! Applications can be submitted in writing at any time. The Trust doesn't operate a website, more details can be found here.

Follow the links below for the most up to date information

Enovert Community Grants

HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Local School Nature Grants

Lush Charity Pot

The Naturesave Trust

Nineveh Charitable Trust

The Postcode Local Trust

Tap Water Awards

Veolia Environmental Trust

Woodland Trust Tree Packs for Community Groups and Schools

WRAP - Funding to Change Food Waste Behaviour

Funding opportunities for energy

LESS CO2 Sustainable Schools Programme

Rural Community Energy Fund