Under this scheme, we look to award grants to projects that provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, and places for outdoor recreation.
As technology becomes increasingly integral to our lives, our demand for energy is rising. This not only affects our finances through higher energy bills but also harms the environment. One way to protect against these impacts and prepare for an increasingly technological future is to transform our homes, workplaces and social spaces into places that generate cleaner, greener energy.
Community energy is a way in which communities can own, manage and generate renewable energy systems, which brings benefits to the local community. Many successful community renewable energy projects have been developed across the UK, including Camden, however one of the main barriers to setting up new schemes is funding to pay for the measures.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan wants community groups to apply for his £1 million Greener City Fund to help plant more trees and plants and create more green play areas in every neighbourhood in London.
Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.
Local Trust and Shared Assets announce partnership to support Big Local areas.
Residents in Big Local areas in England will be supported in developing and sharing skills to manage land – such as parks, waterways, woodlands and green spaces – according to the needs and aspirations of local people, thanks to a new partnership between Local Trust and Shared Assets.
The closing dates are:
•30 November 2017 for projects taking place between 26 March 2018 and 25 June 2018.
•1 March 2018 for projects taking place between 26 June 2018 and 23 September 2018.
The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.
Grants are available towards helping England and Wales’ farming community in times of emergency when hardship prevails.
Following Royal Assent, the £40 million HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) will be available during the construction and the first year of operation of the high speed rail link between London and the West Midlands over the next 11 years.
Growing a Greener Britain has been set up by idverde UK, a nationwide contractor that creates and maintains parks and open spaces across the UK. Constituted community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces.