Environment & Energy

Funding opportunities for the environment

NEWS AND UPDATES

For the diary: Magic Little Grants are set to reopen on Monday 1st March. A popular programme awarding registered charities, CICs, CIOs, social enterprises and other NFP community organisations small grants from their pot of just over £1 million. This year the theme of projects has changed to: improving mental wellbeing, enabling community participation in the arts, preventing the impacts of poverty, supporting marginalised groups, increasing biodiversity, participation in physical activity, responding to the climate emergency and increasing community access to outdoor space. Applications will be accepted from Monday 1st March until Sunday 31st October.

The Constance Travis Charitable Trust offers grants between £20,000 and £100,000 to registered and exempt charities and registered community amateur sports clubs. Funding available to support animal welfare, arts outreach, community projects, education, environmental protection, international aid medical care and research and social mobility. Applications can be submitted in writing at any time. The Trust doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the CHARITY COMMISSION site.

The Matthew Good Foundation offers grants up to £3,500 to small VCSEs with an annual turnover under £50,000 working to have a positive impact on communities, people and the environment. The Foundation will donate £10,000 between 5 organisations each round, their employees will then vote. Organisations receiving the most votes will receive £3,500 down to 4/5th place who will each receive £1,000. The Foundation will meet in April, July and October to pick the 5 organisations.

Porticus UK offers revenue grants for VCSEs working in child protection, criminal justice, migration and human trafficking, primary and secondary education and vital church communities. Grants awarded are varying and no minimum or maximum amount indicated. A formal introduction can be submitted at any time, successful organisations will be invited to submit a full application.

The Woodroffe Benton Foundation offers grants from £500 to £2,500 for small charities and exempt VCSEs working to support the sick, elderly, conservation, environment and social relief for those in need. Applications can be made at any time.

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Main Grants Programme have announced their new areas of priorities: improving the natural world, securing a fairer future, and strengthening the bonds in communities. Charities and Charitable organisations can apply for grants from £30,000 with no maximum amount for project costs. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The John S Cohen Foundation offers grants to registered charities working in the areas of the arts, conservation, education, the environment. music, and social and medical causes. Grants previously awarded are around £3,500. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Foundation doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The George and Esme Pollitzer Charitable Settlement offers grants around £5,000 to registered charities working in the areas of the Armed Forces, community and the environment, disability, the elderly, health and medical research, the Jewish faith and parenting, family and child support. Please write to the charity for details of how to apply. Contact information can be found on the Charity Commission website.

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 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 16th June for their July meeting.

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 is Tuesday 20th April.

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.

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 4th June.

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