Heritage Lottery Fund – Landscapes, Parks and Nature

The fund offers a range of grant funding programmes to support all kinds of heritage projects that make a lasting impact for heritage, people and communities, for example projects that seek to conserve and enhance threatened habitats such as wetlands. Grants vary from £3000 – 5,000,000+.


Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund allows UK Landfill Operators to support a wide range of environmental projects by giving them a 90% tax credit against their donations to Environmental Bodies.  The donations are used fund community and environmental projects, such as those with a habitat creation or biodiversity focus. Landfill Operators wishing to participate in the scheme are […]


John Ellerman Foundation

The Foundation supports charities undertake projects in one of the priority areas of arts, environment and welfare. For projects with an environmental focus, the Foundation will fund activity that positively contributes to greater harmony between people and the planet. Habitat restoration and biodiversity enhancement are key project support themes.


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation – Environment Grants

Funding is available for projects that aim to improve the quality of life for people by supporting work that focuses on conservation, sustainability and enhancing green infrastructure. The Foundation funds organisations that see people and communities as an asset to support environmental sustainability and take positive and practical action to address environmental challenges.


Postcode Local Trust

The Trust is inviting applications that encourage lasting benefits by bringing people together to improve local ecology and habitats, enhance biodiversity and benefit the wider environment. Registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for funding of £500 – £20,000 for projects that satisfy the above remit, whilst other organisations may apply for up […]


People’s Postcode Trust – Dream Fund

Funding is available to give organisations in Scotland, England and Wales the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. Projects should fall under one of the following categories: community development, environmental protection, health, human rights, sports, and the prevention of poverty, distress and […]


Northamptonshire – Empowering Councillors and Communities Scheme

Grants are available for local voluntary and community organisations for projects and activities that benefit local people and the local community of Northamptonshire.


Fundraising

There are numerous ways that communities can raise funds from small events which can be labour intensive but can turn around money quickly, for example lotteries, raffles, fairs, street parties, bazaars, afternoon teas, car boots, street fairs, fetes and sponsored events (swims, walks, pub crawls, etc). Large events can be complex to organise but can […]


Countryside Productivity Scheme

The Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors, including those with a water resource management focus, and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.


Council Tax precept

Councils can hold a referendum to increase council tax to raise funds. For example, Gloucestershire held a local referendum to allow council tax to be increased to raise funds for investment in additional drainage and maintenance work after the 2007 floods. Cockermouth residents have also agreed to pay an extra levy on their Council Tax […]