Environment focused fund updates

Low Carbon Heating/ Thermal Efficiency in existing buildings

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched calls for innovative proposals to provide low carbon heating and improve energy efficiency in existing buildings. Private-sector organisations (including SMEs), universities, public-sector research organisations and partnerships can apply for … Continue reading

Shell Springboard

Shell Springboard provides funding to UK entrepreneurs at the cutting-edge of the low-carbon economy. In 2018, funding awards are available for small enterprises with innovative, commercially-viable business ideas that will reduce carbon emissions. There will be six awards of £40,000 … Continue reading

Woodland Trust: free trees

Schools and communities can apply for free tree packs to plant trees in school grounds and community spaces. The Woodland Trust is giving away hundreds of thousands of trees that can be planted as copses, hedges, shelter-belts or in other … Continue reading

National Marine Aquarium

National Aquarium Limited, a sister charity to the National Marine Aquarium, makes small grants available for interesting projects that will make a difference to increasing understanding of the oceans and the threats they face. Grants of around £1,200 to £5,000 are … Continue reading

Research Centres Competition 2018

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has given advance notice of a £30m investment programme for research centres. The open competition will be launched in November 2017 inviting high quality applications in any area of social science within ESRC’s … Continue reading

Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) Facilitation Fund has been set up to support individuals and groups that unite farmers, foresters and other land managers in order to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. Individuals or organisations from the … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: changes to EU funding for low carbon

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) call for projects in the Heart of the South West which support the shift to a low carbon economy has been updated. The changes have been introduced in order to maximise greenhouse gas reductions … Continue reading

Devon County Council – Locality Budgets

Each County Councillor in Devon has an allocation of £10,000 per year to enable them to respond to local needs in their divisions, supporting projects or activities that benefit the communities they represent. Any properly constituted not-for-profit voluntary or community … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: EU funding

The Heart of the South West (covering Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset) has an allocation of just over £107m from Europe for 2014-2020 for investment in projects and initiatives which support the economic growth of the area. Calls for proposals … Continue reading

2018 Ashden UK Awards

Applications are now open for the 2018 Ashden UK Awards. The £10,000 awards are for initiatives that are breaking new ground in renewable energy generation, reducing energy demand, increasing access to energy, or encouraging more sustainable forms of transport. The … Continue reading

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