Funding Opportunities



Groundwork – Our Space Award

Our Space Award is a grant scheme that aims to help Londoners green their city through active community engagement and participation. It will support Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, communities and schools, in improving community open spaces. Groups do not need to be formally arranged or constituted. There are  three tiers of grants going from £500 to £5,000.  The current round of funding closes on 30th April 2018.  For more information and to apply please click here.


Community Tree Planting and Green Space Grants – Part of the Mayors Greener City Fund

The second round of funding will open again this year.  £3m has been allocated to help Londoners plant trees and make our City greener.  Watch this space we will let you know when funding reopens.  More information about the Greener City Fund can be found here.


AVIVA Community Fund

Groups can apply for funding for projects that make a positive impact on their communities, there are four categories under which to apply including community support; awards range from £1,000 to £25,000.  For more information and to apply 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. There are currently no deadlines you can begin the application process at any time. Please click here for further information and to apply.