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Funding list: July 2024

List of climate, environment and related funding available in July 2024

Community Learning Exchange: An opportunity for peer to peer learning through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of common solutions. The aim is to encourage meeting new people with similar interests; gaining new insights and perspectives on shared challenges; and coming away armed with new ideas and approaches. The grant will cover up to 100% of the costs of a learning exchange by members of one community to another community project up to a limit of 13 hours at £35 per hour for planning and delivery. Find out more.

Paths for All Community Project Transition Fund: £2.1m grant fund, with a minimum award of £5,000 and a maximum of £100,000 for projects that will deliver behaviour change away from single user car journeys towards walking, wheeling and cycling. Deadline 30th June. Find out more.

Neighbourhood Ecosystem Fund: up to £13,500, with successful applicants receiving upto £1,500 in professional fundraising support in addition to their grant. Projects must focus on one (or more) parts of ecosystem restoration. Deadline 12pm Wednesday 3 July. Find out more.

ARIA Fund: Grants of £5k to £50k open to organisations in Ayrshire working in a number of areas including Net Zero. Deadline 30 June. Find out more.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust: grants to address Food Poverty. Applications that focus on: – providing nutritious meals – food education – cooking skills – eliminating food waste. Deadline: 31 July 2024. Find out more.

Climate Spring’s The Hot House Development LabGrants: £1,000 and three months development support which aims to enable the development of writers, and stimulate a pipeline of new, engaging and commercially viable climate stories for film and TV.  Applications from writers who have been historically marginalised by the screen industries are particularly encouraged to apply.Deadline 30 June. Find out more.

Community Energy Generation Growth Fund: The Scottish Government have announced a new £1.5 million fund to support local communities in Scotland to install wind turbines and solar panels or to develop other types of renewable energy projects to meet local needs. Deadline 28 June. Find out more.

Carbon Literacy Community Pot: aims to improve access to Carbon Literacy training for those who might otherwise struggle to afford the costs associated with initiating training. The equivalent of £25,000  in funded services is available for low-income and underrepresented groups in countries in the Global South (maximum of £5000 per applicant). Deadline 28 June at 12pm. Find out more.

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads: Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside parks and open spaces. Typical grants between £5k and £30k. Deadline 4 October. Find out more.

SUEZ Communities Fund: Up to £25,000 for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. Deadline 7 August 2024. Find out more

People’s Postcode Trust: between £500 and £25k to support projects in several areas including supporting marginalised groups and tackling inequality, improving biodiversity and responding to the climate emergency, improving green spaces and increasing access to the outdoors. Round 2: 24th June 9am to 1st July 12 noon. Round 3: 24th September 9am to 1st October 12 noon. Find out more

National Lottery Community Fund – Climate Action Fund: open until end of 2024. Find out more.

Fat Beehive Foundation: provides small grants for websites and digital products to small UK charities. Grants up to £2500 for environmental protection or climate change mitigation. Deadline Friday 27 Sept. Find out more


Lanarkshire Climate Action Hub Seed Grant:
funding of up to £1000 available to community groups and organisations in Lanarkshire. The purpose of the Seed Grant is to help start a climate action project or carry out community engagement around climate change. The Seed Grant is now open to applications, and applications will be assessed on 20th of each month. Find out more.

Fife Community Climate Grants: The Seed and Development Fund up to £1,000 to support groups to start up new projects, take forward existing plans, or increase their capacity to take more climate action. The Small Grants Fund offers £500 to encourages new climate events and activities. Find out more

The Ian Findlay Path Fund: Funding of between £10,000 – £100,000 towards the improvement of local path networks within and between communities, making it easier for people to choose to walk wheel or cycle for everyday journeys. Find out more.

Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grant: between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces in built-up places and centres of population and their surroundings. Nature grants to support volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in practical outdoor activities in Scotland’s cities, towns and villages. Find out more.

Garfield Weston Foundation: We support a wide range of charities that make a positive difference, working in different sectors in the UK. These include welfare, youth, community, environment, education, health, arts, heritage and faith. Applications of up to £100k ongoing, Find out more.

Schroder Charity Trust: makes grants of up to £5,000 towards core and project costs to charities registered in the UK for work under several categories including Strengthening Communities and Environment and Conservation. Find out more.

The Prospectory – Idea Fund: “I’ve got an idea” is a micro fund for either individuals or small groups or organisations who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out. The fund offers grants ranging from £250 to £3k. Find out more.

Benefact Group Movement for Good Awards: Nominate a charity to be entered into a £1000 draw. In December, 120 charities will receive a £1,000 grant, spread across 12 days. Deadline to be included for current draw: 19th December 2024. Find out more

CARES. The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) supports communities to engage with, participate in, and benefit from the energy transition to net zero emissions. Find out more.

SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund: Community Fund designed to provide small grants to projects enhancing communities across Scotland. The SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund will award grants up to a maximum value of £2,000 to organisations who commit to deliver a project that meets at least one of five criteria, namely: Sustainability and the environment; Employability and career skills; Social inclusion; Technology and digital inclusion; Improving the local community. Quarterly deadlines, next: 31st May 2024. Find out more

Crowdbound: A new UK crowdfunding and crowdpublishing platform that exists to support books that cover important social or environmental themes, by authors who come from disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds. It also seeks to support a range of projects linked to social inclusion and environmental sustainability, which would otherwise struggle to raise funding for their work. Find out more.

The Mushroom Trust: supports the creation and improvement of greenspaces throughout Scotland, and in particular Edinburgh and the Lothians. Grants typically up to £5,000. Deadlines annually on 31st March. Find out more.

NatureScot – Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund: grants for projects for groups across Scotland that restore wildlife and habitats on land and sea and address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Helping Nature grants of between £25,000 and £250,000. Transforming Nature grants of over £250,000. Deadline: 12 August 2024. Find out more.

HDH Wills Charitable Trust: Small Grants of £1-2k to charities which focus on the conservation of wildlife and the environment. Also the Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Trust supports conservation and maintenance for the benefit of the public of the natural environment and its indigenous woodland flora and fauna with particular reference to rural areas. Grants of £1-5k. Applications ongoing. More info here

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation: aims to improve our natural world, secure a fairer future and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK. The Foundation’s grants support organisations’ core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads. It also provides unrestricted funding for charities. Minimum grant application £30k. Applications ongoing. More info here.

DPO Centre Charity and Community Fund: funding of up to £10,000 to provide access to data protection consultancy services. Rolling deadlines, next one: 1st June. More info here

FCC Scottish Action Fund: provides grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 for the following types of projects eligible under Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF): Land Reclamation, Community Recycling, Public Amenities and Parks, Biodiversity, Historic Buildings. Rolling deadlines, next one: 5.00pm 5 June 2024. More info here.

PFAF Food Forest Fund: small grants of between £1000 to £3000 to help new food forest projects get started. More info here.

Scottish Education And Action For Development Fund (SEAD): funds small grants of typically £250 to small community groups and individuals who are looking to run or kick start campaigns that engage with people, have a demonstrable impact and aims to link local issues with those being experienced by others around the world. More info here.

Climate Change and Household Finances in the UK: the Financial Fairness Trust has opened a new funding programme called Climate Change and Household Finances in the UK. They’re seeking applications from organisations to conduct policy, research and campaigning work which will protect and improve the household finances of people on low-to-middle incomes in the UK during the transition to Net Zero and adjustment to climate change. More info here.

Volunteering Matters Action Earth:
 grants of between £50 and £250 for volunteer groups across Scotland to respond to the ongoing nature and climate crises and support practical outdoor activities in local communities. More info here.

Material Focus – Electricals Recycling Fund: The Electricals Recycling Fund supports projects that build on existing methods or test new, creative and practical ways of recycling household electricals. Grants of up to £100k. Find out more