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. Project, capital and revenue costs can be covered. The grant funding must be matched. Grants of £100,000+ are available.


The Steel Charitable Trust

Very few restrictions are imposed on the purpose for which a grant may be used and the environment is one of the five core categories. Grants are assessed within 6 months of application and there is a 12% success rate. Grants vary between £2,000 and £25,000. Applicants must be charities or Community Interest Companies (CICs)


Midcounties Co-operative Community Funding

A fund for organisations or community groups that have been members of the Midcounties Co-operative for 3 years or more. Grants are available up to £2,000. The scope of what can be funded is very broad. The aims of the grant programme are: to support communities, defend the environment, and develop young people and cooperatives.


Peabody Community Fund

Projects must improve the lives of Peabody residents, and align to one of the three themes: health, happiness, or wealth. Grants are up to £30k, and can be led by charities or resident groups.


National Lottery Community Fund

A range of grants are available for voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities. Grants vary for £300 – £500,000. A good example of a funded project is Spelthorne’s Flood Volunteers, who received a grant of £9,460 to fund flood defence kits and training […]


Rushlight Awards

A competitive award that seeks to recognise and reward organisations that have developed a specific technology, process or initiative that will have a significant beneficial impact on the environment. This includes developments which are designed to reduce the use of water in a commercial or consumer setting, manage storm or flood water, or control water flow […]


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 […]


Awards for All England (Lottery)

Grants between £300 and £10,000 can be applied for by communities to put on an event, buy equipment, run training courses, set up a pilot project or group, carry out repairs or conservation work, pay volunteer expenses and transport costs. The grant must be used within 1 year.