Funding Opportunities

Green Capital Grants – Part of the Mayors Greener City Fund

This fund is now open for expressions of interest.  Do you have an outstanding green infrastructure project which will bring multiple environmental and social benefits? There is £2m available in a single funding round, and it’s likely that the Green Capital grants will be between £250,000 and £500,000. All the grant funding is capital funding. Green Capital grants are open to public and third sector organisations, including London boroughs, sub- regional partnerships, community groups, social enterprises and environmental charities within London (though all organisations must be legally constituted.  Project sites must be publicly-accessible anddemonstrate major public benefit and evidence of local support.  The closing date for expressions of interest is 19th February 2018.  For the Green Capital  Grants Guide and to apply please click 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.  Applications for this year’s round of funding is now closed but voting for community projects that have got through the initial rounds is open until 21st November 2017.  So if you would like to vote for a project in your area click hereWe will let you know when the next round of funding is open, so do check back in.

SUEZ Communities Trust – Landfill Communities Fund

SUEZ Communities Trust provides funds to not-for-profit organisations (including LA’s) to undertake work that is eligible under the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Applications are considered for three areas of work which qualify for funding through the LCF: Public Amenities (Object D), Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites (Object E) and Biodiversity (Object DA). The trust supports projects that make physical improvements at sites located in any of 80 funding zones around qualifying sites owned by our donor, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.  Funding is on going, for further details and to apply 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. There are currently no deadlines you can begin the application process at any time. Please click here for further information and to apply.