Please see below funding streams related to environment (including climate change related funding) available to you and your organisation, both local and national opportunities.


Big Issue Invest: is offering loan finance between £20,000 to £150,000 to social enterprises and charities in England, for energy efficiency and renewable energy installation.

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV): The Chesnut Fund – Grants For Conservation -The Chestnut Fund is part of TCV’s commitment to support Community Network members. The fund makes grants available to encourage and enable community groups to carry out conservation activities.

Cranfield School of Management & Milton Keynes Council: The partnership have announced a new 18 week growth programme, offering funding to support businesses who want to scale up in a sustainable environment.

ENTRUST – Landfill Communities Fund: ENTRUST is the co-ordinating body for accredited Environmental Bodies (EBs) that distribute the Landfill Communities Fund.

Finniss Scott Foundation: UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications for one-off grants up to £10,000, but because of the high demand, most grants are currently £5,000 or less. Exceptionally, when funds permit, grants of as much as £60,000 are made, payable over several years. The next closing date for applications is on the 16th December 2022.

UK Government – Levelling Up Parks Fund: The UK Government is offering funding to improve access to Green spaces in deprived urban areas.

National Gardens Scheme – Funding for Community Garden Projects (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) Charities, community groups, and community interest companies can apply for funding for community gardening projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Deadline is 31st January 2023.

National Lottery: Climate Action Fund: Funding available to help communities across the UK to address Climate Change. Deadline: Ongoing.

NINEVEH Charitable Trust: Funding is available for projects promoting a better understanding of the environment and countryside.

SUEZ Communities Trust: SUEZ Communities Trust is an ethical funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to the natural environment and community life.

Sustainable Warmth – Grant: Sustainable Warmth (Green Homes Grant) is a UK Government funded initiative, supporting local projects to make energy-saving improvements in people’s homes. It aims to help households manage fuel bills, make homes warmer and more comfortable, lower carbon emissions, and create green jobs. 

Woodland Trust – Free Trees: Free trees for schools and communities: The Woodland Trust want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So they are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.