Environment and resources

Environment and resources

Introduction

Here you will find funding opportunities from other organisations relating to our universal theme of environment and resources.

Friends Provident Foundation

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding from the Friends Provident Foundation's 4D Economy Grants to support projects and activities that promote fairness and sustainability in the economy. The grants focus on four key areas: diversification, decarbonisation, democratisation, and decentralisation. Main grants of up to £200,000 are available for projects or core funding and applications can be made at any time, with decisions within 3- 6 months. Small grants of up to £10,000 are also available to new and emergent organsiations, specific projects wishing to test an idea and projects bringing forward current marginalised voices in the economy, with decisions made within 6 weeks.

Deadline: rolling

Apply here.

Real Farming Trust

Real Farming Trust understands the challenges that agroecological food and farming enterprises face in raising finance, whether that is waiting for a grant to come through or having the funds to grow and develop when you have no assets to secure against. The Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme (LEAP) offers you a mix of affordable loans and grants, side by side with a comprehensive mentoring programme and hands on approach. LEAP is a new model for financing and supporting food and farming enterprises that puts people and the biosphere at the heart of our food system. LEAP will provide a critical next step for community based agroecological enterprises that have relied on grant funding to date and who have had nowhere to go to finance their onward development.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Rewilding Britain

The idea behind the Rewilding Innovation Fund is to help remove barriers to rewilding projects within Britain, whether they’re at the early planning stages or want to move a project one step wilder. The fund is particularly keen to encourage applications from those who are taking an innovative approach to land and marine rewilding, which will help develop learning and evidence for others within the Rewilding network. Funds are awarded to projects with potential for the highest impact for people and nature.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity. They support UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. The trust will prioritise organisations that are medium-sized (with income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Green Match Fund

Environmental charities across the UK are invited to apply for match funding to support projects which address the climate emergency. Launched by the Big Give, the Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign that runs for one week from 20th-27th April. All public donations made to participating charities during the campaign will be matched up to a specific amount - either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000. Organisations wanting to participate in the campaign must be registered charities, with an annual income of at least £25,000 and work on environmental issues as part of their core mission.

Deadline: 17 February 2023

Apply here.

The Shears Foundation

The Shears Foundation welcomes applications for grants of £5,000 from registered charities. The Foundation will support core costs, including staffing but will not contribute to capital projects. Charities must be working in one of their priority areas, currently:

  • The development of culture and the arts.
  • The development and provision of educational opportunities for adults and / or children.
  • Protection, preservation or enhancement of the natural environment.
  • Creating stronger / better / more sustainable communities.
  • Promoting health and medicine, with an emphasis on research or education. They currently don't consider applications from Hospices.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

Friends Provident Foundation

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding from the Friends Provident Foundation's 4D Economy Grants to support projects and activities that promote fairness and sustainability in the economy. The grants focus on four key areas: diversification, decarbonisation, democratisation, and decentralisation. Main grants of up to £200,000 are available for projects or core funding and applications can be made at any time, with decisions within 3- 6 months. Small grants of up to £10,000 are also available to new and emergent organsiations, specific projects wishing to test an idea and projects bringing forward current marginalised voices in the economy, with decisions made within 6 weeks.

Deadline: rolling

Apply here.

Real Farming Trust

Real Farming Trust understands the challenges that agroecological food and farming enterprises face in raising finance, whether that is waiting for a grant to come through or having the funds to grow and develop when you have no assets to secure against. The Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme (LEAP) offers you a mix of affordable loans and grants, side by side with a comprehensive mentoring programme and hands on approach. LEAP is a new model for financing and supporting food and farming enterprises that puts people and the biosphere at the heart of our food system. LEAP will provide a critical next step for community based agroecological enterprises that have relied on grant funding to date and who have had nowhere to go to finance their onward development.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Rewilding Britain

The idea behind the Rewilding Innovation Fund is to help remove barriers to rewilding projects within Britain, whether they’re at the early planning stages or want to move a project one step wilder. The fund is particularly keen to encourage applications from those who are taking an innovative approach to land and marine rewilding, which will help develop learning and evidence for others within the Rewilding network. Funds are awarded to projects with potential for the highest impact for people and nature.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity. They support UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. The trust will prioritise organisations that are medium-sized (with income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Green Match Fund

Environmental charities across the UK are invited to apply for match funding to support projects which address the climate emergency. Launched by the Big Give, the Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign that runs for one week from 20th-27th April. All public donations made to participating charities during the campaign will be matched up to a specific amount - either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000. Organisations wanting to participate in the campaign must be registered charities, with an annual income of at least £25,000 and work on environmental issues as part of their core mission.

Deadline: 17 February 2023

Apply here.

The Shears Foundation

The Shears Foundation welcomes applications for grants of £5,000 from registered charities. The Foundation will support core costs, including staffing but will not contribute to capital projects. Charities must be working in one of their priority areas, currently:

  • The development of culture and the arts.
  • The development and provision of educational opportunities for adults and / or children.
  • Protection, preservation or enhancement of the natural environment.
  • Creating stronger / better / more sustainable communities.
  • Promoting health and medicine, with an emphasis on research or education. They currently don't consider applications from Hospices.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.