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Tackling climate change

Funding for community climate and sustainability projects

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Are you looking for funding to help support a project that focuses on climate or environmental sustainability? 

Below is a list of current funding opportunities for organisations seeking financial support for environmental & sustainability projects. This page is updated regularly as new funding sources are discovered.

Veolia Environmental Trust
The Veolia Environmental Trust was established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund.  They support a wide range of community and environmental projects throughout England. The money they use for grants is made available through the Fund. Veolia has supported this initiative by contributing over £82 million since they were established, which to date has been used to award over 2,354 grants to projects.

Groundwork Grant Schemes
Groundwork's specialist staff have extensive knowledge and experience managing grant schemes from the small funds to multi-million pound programmes. They can help your organisation design high impact grant schemes and ensure that your funding reaches the right people to create lasting change that benefits communities. 

Community Energy Hub
This website provides information about grant funding for community energy projects. The information on the Community Energy Hub website provides links to the main support schemes for community energy, followed by links to online funding guides and general information on grant funds.

National Lottery Climate Action Fund
The Climate Action Fund will support communities in the UK to take local action on climate change.  The fund will open for applications in Autumn 2019. 

Rural Community Energy Fund
A funding scheme to support rural communities across England wanting to set up renewable energy projects in their area.

Naturesave Trust
Grants to fund community renewable energy and social enterprise projects.

Power to Change
Cash grants worth between £50,000 and £300,000 will be made to community businesses across England through the eighth round of Power to Change’s Community Business Fund. The fund will open on 11 September 2019 and community businesses will have until midday on 9 October 2019 to apply. 

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