Environment focused fund updates

Boosting the circular economy amongst SMEs in Europe

The European Commission invites: SME support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put themselves forward if they are interested in participating in a pilot project providing them respectively with training, support and policy advice … Continue reading

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator

The Carbon Trust has announced a new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Over the next four years the IEEA will aim to lower costs and increase the … Continue reading

Housing Advisers Programme

The LGA has launched the Housing Advisers Programme to help councils meet the housing need of their local area. Flexible and locally-led, the new programme funds independent experts for up to 20 days, providing bespoke support to local authority projects … Continue reading

Urban Innovative Actions

This EU programme provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. It is open to local authorities in urban areas with a population of at least 50,000 and applications are expected … Continue reading

Peatland Restoration Grants

A £10 million grant scheme to restore England’s iconic peatlands has officially opened for bids. Funding will be made available for schemes that restore upland and lowland peatlands, create habitats for vulnerable wildlife, reduce flood risk by slowing rain water … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: new 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. New calls for … Continue reading

Innovation in infrastructure systems

Innovate UK is due to launch Round 3 of its funding for innovation projects in the infrastructure systems sector. Grants between £25,000 and £5m are available to encourage the development of business-led innovative solutions that will help provide affordable, sustainable and … Continue reading

Housing Infrastructure Fund

The £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund offers funding to local authorities on a competitive basis, for infrastructure to support up to 100,000 new homes. The fund is divided in 2 parts: a Marginal Viability Fund (for single- or lower-tier local … Continue reading

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust supports individuals or groups based in the UK to undertake work that seeks to make positive change across the UK as a whole. The trust is open to funding a range of different organisations and … Continue reading

New Plastics Economy: Circular Materials Challenge

The $1million Circular Materials Challenge invites innovators, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs to find alternatives to non-recyclable plastics. Winners will receive $200,000 and exclusive access to a 12-month acceleration programme, with the opportunity to receive mentoring and support from New Plastics … Continue reading

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