Funding your project

This list has been prepared to help community groups find sources of funding for sustainable energy projects. We’re likely to have missed out several funding sources, so please drop us a line at commmunities@cse.org.uk if you know of one we’ve omitted. Every effort has been made to ensure that the list is accurate and we cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions.

Allchurches Trust

Allchurches Trust LTD (ALT) provides grants to churches, charities and communities across the UK to address some of the most difficult social issues of the day. ALT has a general fund which responds to requests for financial assistance from Anglican churches, churches of other denominations and the Christian community. ATL supports churches for building and restoration projects, repair of church fabric, church community initiatives, religious charities, charities preserving the UK heritage and other charitable causes.

Support offered: Grants
Organisations funded: Churches
Region: All UK
Amounts funded: Not known
Contact: Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ  |  01452 873189  |  atl@allchurches.co.uk  |  www.allchurches.co.uk

Asda Foundation

The ASDA Foundation gives independent grants to charities, schools and community groups across the UK. You have the opportunity to apply for funding for local projects that require financial assistance to the ASDA Foundation.  It can assist any charity in the UK as well as people and projects who require financial assistance. Contact your nearest store and check your eligibility using the Eligibility Checker on their website https://www.asdafoundation.org/eligibility-checker

Support offered: Grants
Organisations funded: Not for profit and voluntary organisations, parish councils, charities, community groups, community buildings, local authorities
Region: All UK
Amount funded: Not known
Contact: ASDA House, Southbank, Great Wilson Street Leeds LS11 5AD  |  www.asdafoundation.org

The Ashden Trust

The Ashden Trust is a grant-making charity focusing on climate change, sustainable development and improving the quality of life in poorer communities across the UK.  In order to make lasting changes in the UK and internationally small grants (typically between £1,000 - £20,000) are offered to organisations with a track record of delivering innovative and effective projects.

Support offered: Grants
Organisations funded: Not for profit and voluntary organisations, charities 
Region: All
Amount funded: Maximum of £40,000
Contact: Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1AP  |  020 7410 0330  |  ashdentrust@sfct.org.uk  |  www.ashdentrust.org.uk

Awards for All

A National Lottery scheme aimed at local communities across the UK. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 can be given for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Support offered: Grants
Organisations funded: Not specified
Region: All
Amount funded: £300 to £10,000
Contact: Awards for All England, Big Lottery Fund, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE  |  0345 410 2030  |  general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk  |  www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

Banks Community Fund

The Banks Community Fund (which is actually made up of a number of funds) provides grants of up to £5000 (sometimes higher) for community groups, voluntary organisations and environmental projects that are charitable, educational, philanthropic or benevolent in purpose and which provide benefit to the local community. Grants are awarded to groups whose projects aim to ensure an attractive and ‘liveable’ environment, and contribute to tackling global environmental challenges at a local level.

Support offered: Grants. Contact James Eaglesham, Fund Manager, before applying
Region: East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, North West, North East, Scotland - areas close to a current or proposed Banks Group operation
Amount funded: Up to £5,000, although higher amounts are sometimes considere. 
Organisations funded: Grants are awarded to community and voluntary organisations that are charitable, educational, philanthropic or benevolent in purpose
Contact: The Banks Community Fund, PO Box 542, Durham DH1 9EH  |  0191 378 6342  | www.banksgroup.co.uk/corporate-responsibility/banks-community-fund

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need Small Grants fund charities and not-for-profit organisations who work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under. The Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Support offered: Grants
Organisations funded: Charities, voluntary organisations, schools, churches, community interest groups 
Region: All UK and Isle of Man or the Channel Islands
Amount funded: There is a small grant programme for one-year requests up to £10,000 and a main grant programme for requests over £10,000/yr with funding awarded for between one and three years to a maximum of £100,000.
Contact: Grants, BBC Children In Need, PO Box 649, Salford, M5 0LD  |  0345 609 0015  |  pudseygrants@bbc.co.uk  |  www.bbc.co.uk/childreninneed

Big Lottery: People and Communities

The People and Communities programme is designed to support you to work with local people to bring about positive changes in your community. A community could be a geographical area or a community of interest.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Community groups, not for profit organisations, voluntary groups, social enterprises 
Region: Northern Ireland
Amount funded: £30,000 to £500,000 
Contact: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/people-and-communities#section-3  |  028 9055 1455

Big Lottery: People and Places

The People and Places programme funds capital and revenue community projects throughout Wales from £100,001 to £500,000 that encourage co-ordinated action by people who want to make their communities better places to live. Projects must be community-led, helping people to develop the skills and confidence to become more involved in their community.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, charities, community groups, community buildings, local authorities, voluntary organisations
Region: All UK but projects must mainly benefit people in Wales.
Amount funded: £100,001 to £500,000
Contact: 0300 123 0735  |  wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk  |  www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/people-and-places-medium-grants

Big Lottery: Community Assets

The Community Assets programme offers grants from £10,000 to £1 million throughout Scotland to create strong and resilient communities through assets with the aim of helping local communities to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through ownership of an asset.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Any (with social purpose and open membership)
Region: Scotland  
Amount funded: £10,000 to £1 million
Contact: 0300 123 7110  |  advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk  |  www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/scotland/community-assets

Big Lottery: Grants for community-led activity

The Community-Led Acivity Progamme offers medium grants from £10,000 to £150,000 to voluntary or community organisations for community-let activity throughout Scotland. This funding aims to support communities to improve the places in which they live and the wellbeing of those most in need.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Voluntary organisations, community groups 
Region: Scotland
Amount funded: £10,000 to £150,000 
Contact: 0300 123 7110  |  advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk  |  www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/grants-for-community-led-activity

Biffa Award

Through their Landfill Communities fund, Biffa award grants to projects in England that provide or improve community spaces, cultural facilities and places for outdoor recreation. To be eligible, projects must be within 15 miles of a Biffa operation or 10 miles of any licensed landfill site. The scheme provides between £5,000 and £50,000 but the total cost of the project is <£200,000, inclusive of VAT.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups, community buildings, parish councils, voluntary organisations
Region: England
Amount funded: £5,000 to £50,000
Contact: Royal Soceity of Wildlife Trusts, The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, Notts NG2 1WT  |  01636 670000  |  biffa-award@wildlifetrusts.org  |  www.biffa-award.org

Carbon Trust Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme

This scheme helps businesses put cost-saving energy efficiency strategies into practice, with finance and implementation support. Includes the Green Business Fund (energy efficiency support up to £5,000 for small and medium sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland and an interest free loan scheme for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects for organisations in Wales and Northern Ireland (£3,000 to £200,000).

Support offered: Loans, grants and professional support 
Organisations funded: Charities, universities, local authorities, health authorities, public sectors, trusts, colleges
Region: All UK  
Amount funded: £3,000 to £200,000 
Contact: The Carbon Trust, 4th Floor, Dorset House, 27-45 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NT  |  020 3944 0251  |  implementation@carbontrust.com  |  www.carbontrust.com

Community Foundations

These local organisations support causes active in their area, there are about 46 community foundations in the UK, covering all of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and most of England. The levels and type of grant available will differ depending on location. Use this map to help you locate your nearest Community Foundation. 

Support offered: Grant 
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups, community buildings, not for profit organisations, voluntary organisations 
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: From very small up to £1m 
Contact: UK Community Foundations, Unit 1.04, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, London SW9 8DJ  |  020 7713 9326  |  info@ukcommunityfoundations.org  |  www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/Contact

Co-Operative Local Community Fund  

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps pay for local projects that their members care about. Projects need to be in keeping with the Co-op’s values and priority is given to organisations and charities with an annual income of less than £1m. New causes are chosen every 12 months. Applications are currently closed and will next open in spring 2019.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups, churches, community buildings
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: £100 to £2,000
Contact: The Local Community Fund, The Co-operative Membership Department 10703, 1 Angel Square, Manchester M60 0AG  |  0800 023 4708  |  membershipcontactus@co-operative.coop  |  https://causes.coop.co.uk

Charity Bank 

The Charity Bank provides loans to small and large organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose. Loans are provided to social enterprises and other community organisations that benefit people and communities for a variety of needs including property purchase or refurbishments, capital investments, asset purchases, working capital loans and underwriting facilities for fund-raising programmes.

Support offered: Loan
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, parish councils, charities, community groups, community buildings, voluntary organisations, social enterprises
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: £50,000 to £2m
Contact: The Charity Bank Limited, Fosse House, 182 High Street,Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE  |  01732 441900  |  enquiries@charitybank.org  |  https://charitybank.org/charity-loans

Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland 

Grants given to a range of organisations, particularly grassroots community groups and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations. The Foundation supports work that helps groups maintain, expand or provide new services, organisational development (rather than the costs of services) and influencing improvements in relevant policy and practice.

Support offered: Grant 
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, charities, community groups, community buildings, voluntary organisations
Region: North East England (Tyne & Wear and Northumberland you can apply at any time but Durham, the Tees Valley or elsewhere in the UK you should apply only if there is a current call for applications covering your area.
Amount funded: From £1,000 to 10,000
Contact: The Community Foundation,Philanthropy House, Woodbine Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1DD  |  0191 284 8413  |  general@communityfoundation.org.uk  |  www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply

Community Shares Booster Scheme

Community Businesses can access up to £10,000 to help launch community share offers, and up to £100,000 match funding when the share offer goes live.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Community businesses
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: Up to £100,000
Contact: www.communitysharesbooster.org.uk

CO2 Sense 

CO2 Sense is looking to invest in projects to originate and develop small scale (0.5-5MW) renewable energy projects in the UK and reinvest proceeds to further encourage sustainable development in particular supporting community scale projects. They have a particular preference for anaerobic digestion, biomass CHP, wind and hydro.

Support offered: Loan
Organisations funded: Any
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: Unknown
Contact: CO2Sense, Unit 11, The Tannery, 91 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS3 1HS  |  0113 237 8400  |  talk2us@co2sense.co.uk  |  www.co2sense.co.uk/renewable-energy-investment

Ebico Trust

The Ebico Trust offers grants to fund support, education and research into fuel poverty and energy efficiency improvements to local housing stock. The Trust reviews applications on a quarterly basis.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, education 
Region: All UK : 
Amount funded: £20,000 to £60,000 
Contact: The Ebico Trust, 2nd Floor, The Zinc Building, Broadshires Way, Carterton, Oxon OX18 1AD  |  ebicotrust@ebico.org.uk  |  https://ebico.org.uk/trust/how-to-apply-for-funding

Empower Community

Empower Community Fund (ECF) is a rapidly scalable funding mechanism designed to provide communities (initially in the UK) with access to capital to undertake renewable energy projects and energy efficiency programmes while providing a high quality investment opportunity with attractive returns.

Support offered: Loan 
Organisations funded: Any 
Region: All UK  
Amount funded: Not known
Contact: Empower Community, Hudson House, 8 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PP  |  0203 005 2491  |  info@empowercommunity.co.uk  |  http://empowercommunity.co.uk

East Sussex Energy Efficiency Grants 

Funded by East Sussex County Council, grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove), to cover 40% of the cost of an energy efficiency project, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls are available for small and medium-sized businesses, social enterprises and charities in East Sussex.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Businesses, social enterprises, charities 
Region: South East England
Amount funded: Up to £1,000
Contact: 01273 964239  |  info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk  |  http://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/energy-efficiency-grants-east-sussex

Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

The Energy Saving Trust distributes payments to charities from energy companies who have breached rules. The funds can pay for anything from making homes more energy efficient, to providing advice that helps consumers keep on top of their bills.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups, local authorities
Region: England, Wales, Scotland
Amount funded: £20,000 minimum
Contact: www.energyredress.org.uk/about-us

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities (turnover < £150,000 per annum) in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: £1,000 to £10,000
Contact: Rugby Chambers, 2 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QU  |  020 7430 9119  |  sgs@foylefoundation.org.uk  |  www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme

Garfield Weston Foundation

Helps a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes and in areas such as the arts, community, education, welfare, medical, social, religion, youth and environment.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: From £1,000 to £100,000+
Contact: Garfield Weston Foundation, Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4QY  |  020 7399 6565  |  www.garfieldweston.org/how-to-apply

Green BELLE Project 

Green BELLE supports small-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Leicester and Leicestershire to increase their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and lower their carbon emissions. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available to support the installation of low carbon and energy efficient technologies in local SMEs. If you are applying for a Green BELLE grant, your proposed measures should reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Businesses (small or medium sized)
Region: East Midlands
Amount funded: Up to £10,000, with Green BELLE providing up to 50% of the total cost of the project.
Contact: 0116 454 2700  |  energygrant@leicester.gov.uk  |  www.greenbelle.org.uk

Green Britain Foundation

Green Britain Foundation donates funds to support projects that will help bring about a greener Britain. Funds are given to registered charities or community groups, and the project has to cover one or more of the themes of energy, transport, food and nature conservation.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: Up to £500 and from £500-£10,000
Contact: The Green Britain Foundation, Unicorn House, Russell Street, Stroud, Glos GL5 3AX  |  helen.taylor@greenbritainfoundation.co.uk  |  www.greenbritaincentre.co.uk

Growing a Greener Britain 

A nationwide contractor that creates and maintains parks and open spaces across the UK set up Growing a Greener Britain to help fund community projects in publicly-owned parks and open spaces across Britain. The small grants programme offers grants to community groups to help communities by supporting them to transform green spaces.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Any
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: £1,000
Contact: www.growingagreenerbritain.org/small-grant-programme

Hinkley Point C Community Fund

Funding and support for those seeking support for projects and work that will help to mitigate the impacts and increase the opportunities of the Hinkley Point C development. Projects may be designed to remove or reduce impact and improve the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of communities and improve quality of life. Your project must be for the benefit of one or more communities in the county of Somerset experiencing residual and intangible impacts as a result of the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Support offered: Grant 
Organisations funded: Registered charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and Parish Councils, Town Councils, District Councils and the County Council.
Region: South West England
Amount funded: £5,000 to £99,999 and >£100,000.
Contact: 01749 344949  |  www.hpcfunds.co.uk

Landfill Communities Fund 

SUEZ Communities Trust's funding programme supports projects that make physical improvements to community facilities, sports projects and historic buildings / structures. They can support projects within 3 miles of qualifying waste treatment sites owned by the recycling and waste management company, SUEZ UK. The smaller projects funding programme is for projects up to £20,000. The Primary Fund is for projects up to £50,000.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, charities, community groups, community buildings, local authorities, voluntary organisations
Region: England
Amount funded: Up to £50,000
Contact: SUEZ Communities Trust, 301-304 Parkway, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset: BS22 6WA  |  01934 524013  |  info@suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk  |  www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk

London Community Energy Fund

Aimed at enabling community energy groups to overcome common challenges in setting up a community energy project. Last year, grants were offered to support the development stages of 13 community solar projects including preliminary viability studies and to develop a financial business case. :

Support offered: Grant: 
Organisations funded: Community groups, businesses, charities, not-for-profit organisations : 
Region: London : 
Amount funded: £15,000: 
Contact: Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk,  London SE1 2AA  |  020 7983 4100  |  www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/energy/london-community-energy-fund

Lush Charity Pot

Grant funding aimed at small, grassroots groups with limited resources and working in human rights, environment and animal protection. Particular emphasis on projects that create long-term change and address the root of a problem, that aim to change behaviour and opinion through raising awareness of issues, activism, education and campaigning.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, charities, community groups, voluntary organisations
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: Up to £10,000
Contact: 01202 641001  |  charitypot@lush.co.uk  |  https://uk.lush.com/article/charity-pot-funding-guidelines

National Churches Trust

Provides grants to churches, chapels and meeting houses for the development of facilities that benefit places of worship and local communities.

Support offered: Grant: 
Organisations funded: Churches
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: From £5,000 to £25,000 
Contact: National Churches Trust, 31 Newbury Street, London SW1P 3QB  |  0207 222 0605  |  grants@nationalchurchestrust.org  |  www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants/community-grants

Naturesave Trust

Set up in 1995, the Naturesave Trust funds environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK, in particular start-up grants for community renewable energy projects.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, parish councils, charities, community groups, voluntary organisations
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: Not stated
Contact: The Naturesave Trust, South Devon House, Babbage Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5JA  |  : 01803 864390  |  mail@naturesave.co.uk  |  www.naturesave.co.uk/the-naturesave-trust/funding-guidelines

OLEV Grant Schemes for Electrical Vehicles 

Government grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).:

Support offered: Grant: 
Organisations funded: Any
Region: All UK 
Amount funded: Not stated: 
Contact: www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles

Power to Change Community Business Fund 

This Fund awards grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to established community businesses that need funding for a business development project to make their organisation more financially sustainable. So far they have funded energy efficiency measures for community buildings owned by the applicant organisation with the aim of improving financial viability.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Community businesses
Region: England
Amount funded: £50,000 to £300,000
Contact: www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-fund

Reaching Communities England

Reaching Communities offer grants for up to five years to organisations in England with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The scheme can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs, but will only support buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ (LSOAs) in England.:

Support offered: Grant: 
Organisations funded: Schools, community buildings, not for profit organisation, community groups, charities, community buildings, colleges, universities: 
Region: England: 
Amount funded: £10,000 to 100,000: 
Contact: Big Lottery Fund, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE  |  0345 410 2030  |  general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk  |  www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england

Resonance Limited

Resonance works with social enterprises throughout the UK, assisting them in their development strategies, providing support with investment readiness and securing finance.  Their aim is to match the social enterprise with investors who share their values and want to invest in sustainable, well-planned projects.:

Support offered: Loans, advisory services and professional support
Region: Social enterprises
Eligible regions: All UK 
Amount funded: £50,000 to £500,000: 
Contact: The Great Barn, Scarne Court, Launceston PL15 9LR  |  0345 004 3432  |  info@resonance.ltd.uk  |  www.resonance.ltd.uk

Rural Community Energy Fund  

Provider of loans to rural communities to help them undertake initial development work for renewable energy schemes, e.g. feasibility and pre-planning studies to help projects become ‘investment ready’.

Support offered: Grant 
Organisations funded: Charities, community interest companies, parish councils, development trusts, faith groups, industrial provident societies. A recognised legal structure such as IPS or CIC is required.
Region: England: 
Amount funded: £150,000: 
Contact: WRAP, The Old Academy, 21 Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AH  |  renewables@wrap.org.uk  |  www.wrap.org.uk/content/eligibility-criteria-rcef

South Cambridgeshire Community Energy Grant

Grant funding to support the delivery of local energy saving and green initiatives such as Ithe installation of energy saving and efficiency kit, the installation of electric vehicle charging points for community use, battery storage for solar panels etc, and energy surveys for community buildings.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Voluntary organisations, community groups, parish councils
Region: East of England
Amount funded: Up to £3,000
Contact: 01954 713 070  |  duty.communities@scambs.gov.uk  |  www.scambs.gov.uk/community-energy-grant

Surrey Hills Trust  Fund

Supports projects that bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the Surrey Hills AONB.

Support offered: Grant 
Organisations funded: Any
Region: South East England
Amount funded: £1,000 to £15,000
Contact: Surrey Hills AONB, Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane, Mickleham RH5 6DG  |  01483 478092  |  info@cfsurrey.org.uk  |  www.surreyhills.org/trust-fund/apply-for-a-grant

Tesco Charity Trust

Tesco supports local communities through its Bags of Help grant scheme using money raised from carrier bag sales. Customers can vote for the project they want the money to go to. This funding scheme is administered through Groundwork.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, not for profit organisations: eligible 
Region: All UK : 
Amount funded: From £1,000 to £4,000: 
Contact: Tesco Charity Trust: PO Box 980, Canterbury CT1 9DX  |  0121 237 5780  |  www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme

Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank lends to businesses and charities with clear social, environmental or cultural aims such as renewable energy, health and social care, social and affordable housing, and organic farming.

Support offered: Loan
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, parish councils, charities, community groups, voluntary organisations
Region: All UK  
Amount funded: £100,000 to £15m
Contact: Triodos Bank, Deanery Road Bristol BS1 5AS  |  0800 328 2181  |  www.triodos.co.uk/en/business/borrowing

Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment

Provide grants towards an energy audit, which are carried out by the Environmental Information Exchange, for projects working to deliver real benefits for biodiversity, access to green spaces or sustainable use of resources.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups, voluntary organisations, not for profit organisations, community buildings
Region: South East England
Amount funded: Up to £5,000
Contact: toe2, Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4QZ  |  01865 407003  |  admin@trustforoxfordshire.org.uk  |  www.trustforoxfordshire.org.uk

UnLtd Awards

UnLtd’s Millennium Awards provide practical and financial support to social entrepreneurs with “vision, passion and commitment” who want to change the world for the better. Includes a support package in addition to financial support.

Support offered: Grants and professional support
Organisations funded: Individuals, social entrepreneurs
Region: All UK
Amount funded: Up to £150,000: 
Contact: 123 Whitecross Street, Islington, London EC1Y 8JJ  |  0207 566 1100  |  https://unltd.org.uk/path

Utilise Plus Programme

Drawing on funds by the European Regional Development Fund, Utilise Plus offers a range of services including grant funding to cover up to one-third of the cost of energy efficiency projects for small and medium-sized enterprises throughout England.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Community businesses
Region: England
Amount funded: £1,000 to £5,000
Contact: 01273 964239  |  info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk  |  http://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/utilise-plus-programme

Veolia Environmental Trust

Established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund, the Trust supports community and environmental projects in England and Wales. Veolia has contributed over £74m since the fund was established, used to award grants to over 2,000 projects. Projects are only considered if they are located in the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site.

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Charities, community groups, voluntary organisations, not for profit organisations, community buildings 
Region: England and Wales  
Amount funded: £0 to £100,000
Contact: The Veolia Environmental Trust, Ruthdene, Station Road, Four Ashes, Wolverhampton WV10 7DG  |  0203 567 6820  |  uk.environmentalTrustInfo@veolia.com  |  www.veoliatrust.org

The Waterloo Foundation

The Waterloo Foundation Environment Programme supports initiatives aimed at reducing man-made climate change: energy efficiency, clean technologies, CO2capture. With grants covering start-up, initial stages and on-going work. 

Support offered: Grant
Organisations funded: Not for profit organisations, charities, community groups, community buildings, voluntary organisations
Region: All UK  
Amount funded: £5,000 to £100,000
Contact: The Waterloo Foundation  |  46-48 Cardiff Road  |  Llandaff, Cardiff: CF5 2DT  |  02920 838980  |  applications@waterloofoundation.org.uk  |  www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/GrantProgrammes.html