Funding opportunities

Many energy saving actions are free but bigger changes can be expensive – so it makes sense to see if there’s any funding you can apply for. Use this page to find funding opportunities.

You can also search for funding on the UK Business Climate Hub and find innovation and sustainability grants at Swoop Funding.

Available grants


Funding body Fund name Date added Closing date Value Objectives of Fund Eligible Groups Apply
The Big Give Trust The Christmas Challenge Added 7 June 5 July 2024 Not listed The Big Give will connect charities with funders and the public to match fund donations Registered charities Apply to the Big Give
Innovate UK Women in Innovation Awards 2024/2025 * 10 July 2024 £75,000 Women within UK registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £4m to develop exciting and innovative ideas. Women within micro and SMEs Apply for Innovate UK funding
Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest * 14 July 2024 £300 to £3000 Conservation and the environment. Could be used towards equipment and furniture, training, transport, professional assistance, specific project resources or operational costs that will help your cause. Charities and CICs Apply for a Community Chest grant
Groundwork Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Energy Efficiency Scheme * 30 August 2024 Not listed Offering independent energy assessments to help identify energy-saving opportunities in your building. Must be a VCSE based in England and delivering frontline services, financially sustainable, and require support around energy. Apply for VCSE funding
The King’s Awards for Enterprise * 12 September 2024 Award The King’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories including innovation and sustainable development Business, non-profit or public sector Apply for an award
Innovate UK Travel Support * 15 October 2024 £700 Travel and accommodation grant to attend European Horizon Europe events UK SME conducting research & development Apply for travel support
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland The Dalrymple Donaldson Fund/td> Added 13 June 31 October 2024 £5000 Grants to support structural repairs and restoration for buildings with historical or antiquarian interest/td> Custodians of historical buildings Apply to the Dalrymple Donaldson Fund
Cinnamon Cinnamon Incubator Competition * November 2024 £20,000 Supporting existing social action projects that take an innovative approach to responding to current challenges and want to expand to new locations across the UK Social enterprises, small charity, CIC but must be supported by a local church Enter Cinnamon Incubator Competition
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme Added 4 June 30 April 2025 £2000 to £10,000 To support local charities active in their communities and currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community Registered charities Apply for funding
A Better Bee Company Good Bee Projects for Schools Added 4 June Not listed Not listed Schools can sign up for support to make their grounds bee-friendly Schools Apply for funding
Quaker Housing Trust Quaker Housing Trust Fund * Various (visit website for closing dates) £25,000 Various grants and loans, including an Environmental Assessment Grant, for charities providing homes. Small registered charities Apply for Quaker Housing Trust funding
Alpkit * Rolling £500 Supporting projects that encourage responsible outdoor activity, have longlasting benefits, introduce new people to getting outdoors
Demonstrate value for money
Community groups, schools and other not-for-profits Apply for Alpkit funding
Agents Giving Not listed Added 6 June Not listed £350 Grants are available to help towards any set-up costs you may have for your fundraising event or challenge or a donation to your chosen charity. Estate agents, letting agents or a supplier to the property industry Apply for grant
British Airways Better World Community Fund Added 31 May Rolling £10,000 Match funding grants available for those who raise their initial funding via crowd funding. Supports projects that deliver benefits for climate, communities and nature Charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises Apply for Better World Community funding
Peter Sowerby Foundation Good Causes Grant * None Up to £100,000 Environment and conservation grants for the natural environment; support for the enhancement of horticulture, trees & woodlands Charities, CICs and registered social and healthcare providers Apply for funding from the Peter Sowerby Foundation
The Hedley Foundation Not listed Added 3 June Rolling £5000 Smaller charities operating across the spectrum of social needs, including outdoor activities Small charities Apply for funding
MCS Foundation MCS Foundation funding * None up to £100,000 The MCS Foundation is open to funding a range of projects that advance our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies. Applications may be submitted from public organisations and not-for-profit companies as well
as charities.
Apply for MCS Foundation funding
Network Rail Community Tree Planting Fund * None £2,500 to over £15,000 A community tree planting programme Community groups, charities, community interest companies, schools, and other organisations Apply for a community tree planting fund
Fareshare Surplus with Purpose Fund Added 22 May Rolling Not listed Surplus with Purpose helps FareShare redistribute thousands of tonnes of surplus fresh fruit and vegetables to charities and community organisations that need it Growers.Farmers.Producers.Pack houses.Processors.Co-packers.Importers.Wholesalers.Retailers. Apply for Surplus with Purpose funding
Screwfix Screwfix Foundation * None £5000 Supporting projects related to repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings that help those in need (through financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages) Charities and not-for-profits Apply for Screwfix Foundation funding
European Outdoor Conservation Association Sustainable Future Fund Added 3 June 30 June 2024 5000 Euro Projects that benefit biodiversity in a wild landscape. Includes marine environments and a broad range of wild, non-urban spaces./td> Not for profit organisations Apply for funding
Pets Foundation Rescue Centre Grants * None £250 upwards Funding can cover vehicles, building work and utility bills Charities or CICs whose main activity is the rescue and rehoming of UK pets Apply for Rescue Center grant
Aviva Community Fund * None Aviva will match fund donations made on Crowdfunder Projects must relate to climate action, promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change. Charity organisations, community interest companies, companies limited by guarantee, and amateur sports clubs in the UK Apply for the Aviva Community Fund
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Grant * None £30,000 Aims to make a difference by collaborative work to improve our natural world, including preserving and improving species health and habitats, clean and healthy freshwater and sustainable and ethical food. Charities Apply for a grant
Aviva Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund * When all funding has been allocated £15,000 To make it easier for communities across the UK to take action for nature in their local area. This match funding scheme can support a wide range of nature projects, like creating community gardens and replanting wildlife meadows to protecting wildlife and promoting community connection to nature. Charity organisations, community interest companies, companies limited by guarantee, and amateur sports clubs in the UK Apply for the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund
Department for Business, Energy & Industry (BEIS) Low Carbon Skills Fund * When all funding has been allocated £1,000,000 Funding to develop or improve a heat decarbonisation plan, or to develop standalone detailed designs from pre-existing heat decarbonisation plans (or both). Central government departments, emergency services, higher education institutes, schools, academies and nurseries Apply for a Low Carbon Skills Fund
Delamere Dairy Delamere Dairy Foundation Added 4 June Rolling £5000 FThe advancement of agriculture and of environmental protection/td> charities, community groups and social enterprises Apply for funding
Wickes Wickes Community Programme * None Not listed A dedicated product fund to support local initiatives in helping them maintain and renovate community areas. Local community groups and charities Apply for a Wickes Community Programme fund
BEIS Start-up Loans * None £25,000 Low interest loans (6%) for new business borrowing (businesses up to 3 years old). Businesses Apply for a start-up loan
Benefact Trust Building Improvement Grant * None £25,000 Funding to support direct capital costs relating energy efficiency or renewable energy measures (such as heating/lighting upgrades, solar panels etc) that improve the sustainability of church buildings/facilities Christian charities, churches, cathedrals, and denominational bodies Apply for a building improvement grant
Swire Charitable Trust Swire Charitable Trust funding * None Various Grants are available for UK registered charities working to deliver positive and lasting change to UK society under three programme areas: environment UK Registered Charities Apply for Swire Charitable Trust funding
Steel Charitable Trust Rolling Grants Programme * None £10,000 – £25,000 Measures that improve the applicant organisation’s carbon footprint. Applications will only be considered from Charities, including CIOs, registered in any part of the United Kingdom Apply for a Steel Charitable Trust grant
Schroder Charity Trust Schroder Charity Trust grant * None £5,000 The Schroder Charity Trust makes grants of up to £5,000 towards core and project costs to charities registered in the UK for Environment and Conservation work Registered charities only with an annual income between £50k and £2million. Apply for a Schroder Charity Trust grant
HDH Wills The General Fund * None £500 – £2,000 For general charities Registered charities Apply for The General Fund – HDH Wills
HDH Wills The Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Trust * None £1,000 – £2,000 For charities working in wildlife and conservation Registered charities Apply for the Martin Will Wildlife Maintenance
Whirlwind Charitable Trust Whirlwind Charitable Trust grant * None Various Projects involving tthe young people whose maritime activities we fund that heighten environmental awareness (and especially the marine environment) among the generation who can influence future outcomes Registered charities Apply for a Whirlwind Charitable Trust grant
D’Oyly Charitable Trust D’Oyly Charitable Trust * None £500 – £6,000 Environmental protection or improvement through social and therapeutic horticultural projects, active incolcement in conservation activites, or rural crafts and skills Registered charities Apply for the D’Oyly Charitable Trust grant
The W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation Not listed Added 7 June Rolling £3000 Support for capital and innovative projects, particularly in the community space such as gardening projects/td> Registered charities Apply for funding
South West Net Zero Hub Community Energy Fund * None Feasability Grant £40,000, Full Business Planning Grant £100,000 Increase the level of community and locally owned renewable and low carbon energy assets, support communities to reduce energy costs and promote growth through creation of jobs and volunteering opportunities Applications must be led by legally constituted voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in England only. Apply for the Community Energy Fund
Biffa Rebuilding Biodiversity * None £10,000 to £75,000 Supporting a variety of living things, including all species of plants and animals and the natural systems/habitats that support them. You can check if your business is eligible on the Biffa website Apply for the Rebuilding Biodiversity fund
Lush Charity Pot * None £10,000 Targeted funding to small, grassroots groups delivering projects in the areas of animal protection, human rights, and the environment. Includes campaigning, activism, non-violent direct-action and implemented projects for rights, regeneration and rewilding. Organisations and groups. Your group does not need to be a registered charity. Apply for Lush Charity Pot funding
Southall Trust None * None £5,000 Focussed on actions and activities that have a positive impact on the natural environment. They are keen to hear from charities looking to make good use of renewable energy and/or those tackling pollution, over-exploitation, climate change and things that pose a threat to world ecosystems, biodiversity and ecological integrity. Charities Apply for Southall Trust funding
The Cruach Trust None * None £2,000 Grants to charities and other organisations to support gardeners, retired gardeners and the preservation of gardens throughout the United Kingdom Registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies Apply for Cruach Trust funding
The Syder Foundation None * Rolling Large (£50k) and small grants The Foundation awards grants annually to registered charities working across a wide variety of charitable purposes. Registered charities Apply for The Syder Foundation funding
The Belgae Trust None * Rolling £5,000 Promoting the conservation of the environment for the benefit of the public Apply for The Belgae Trust funding
Chapman Charitable Trust None * Rolling £3,000 Supports organisations which conserve our natural environment and
projects seeking to reduce human impacts on biodiversity and natural systems, particularly through reducing waste and reducing use of fossil fuels.
Registered charities Apply for Chapman Charitable Trust funding
Cobb Charity None * Rolling Not listed Supports educational projects that encourage the awareness and application of environmental care and sustainability. Smaller emerging UK charities Email to find out more
Traco UK Sustainable Future Fund Added 3 June Not listed £5000 To develop ways of re-using or repurposing equipment and materials/td> Hampshire-based sole traders, partnerships, CICs or small businesses Apply for funding
Enterprise Development Programme None * Rolling Not listed Support for organisations to develop financial resilience and impact via a mixture of grants and learning support to help develop enterprise ideas. Environmental conservation charities, Community growing CIC’s, community energy partnerships, Reuse and Recycle projects. Apply for support from the Enterprise Development Programme

Latest funding news

New funding streams are released all the time so check back here to find the latest. You can sign up to receive our fortnightly Climate Action bulletin straight to your inbox