Funding Opportunities

Greggs Foundation – Environmental Grant

The environmental grants programme aims to improve peoples lives by improving the environment. Any not for profit organisation can apply, preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum.

The Foundation is interested in projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people’s lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

Grants given are up to £2k, you can apply for funding until 24th June 2017 with decisions being announced no later than 18th August 2017. For more information and to apply please click here.

Sport England – Funding for volunteering

Sport England have two funding streams open to organisations who are eligible to receive Lottery funding, with the aim enabling young people and adults from disadvantaged communities to experience the benefits of taking part in quality volunteering opportunities, using sport or physical activity.

For more information about the Opportunities Fund and Potential Fund please click here. Expressions of interest mush be submitted by 24th April 2017.

Western Riverside Environmental Fund

The Western Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF) is offering grants of £5,000 – £20,000 for projects that work with local communities to promote environmental improvements in the London Boroughs of: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea,  Lambeth and Wandsworth.  The next closing date is mid June 2017 (exact date tbc). For further information and an application pack please click here.

Tesco Bags of Help

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces. Community groups that are constituted can apply for grants of up to £5k.  Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and supported in Scotland by greenspace scotland.

If you would like more information and or to apply please click here.  This is a rolling fund so there is no closing date.

Veolia Environmental Trust

The Veolia Environmental Trust is inviting not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding to support environmental or community-based projects that are located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility.

The Trust will consider applications from constituted not-for-profit organisations with a bank account, that have a project that addresses at least one of the following categories:

  • Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, and Scout or Girlguiding buildings.
  • Outdoor Spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths.
  • Play and recreation, including play areas, skateparks, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.
  • Supporting Biodiversity, including the species related element of a BAP (national or local), the habitat related element of a BAP or HAP (national or local), and reintroduction programmes to a specific habitat.

The funding is to be used for capital improvement projects taking place at a single site.Grants of up to £75,000 are available to cover 80% of a project’s total cost. Match funding of at least 20% is required. Groups requesting grants of £40,000 or more are required to provide a Third Party Contribution.The next deadline for stage one applications is 25 May 2017 (noon). Please click here for further information and to apply.