Environment focused fund updates

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

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

Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund is a scheme through which Landfill Operators are able to redirect a small proportion (currently 4.2%) of their landfill tax liability to support a wide range of community and environmental projects which are near to licensed … Continue reading

France (Channel) England INTERREG: micro-projects

The Interreg programme provides grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support international co-operation within specific geographic areas across Europe.  The France (Channel) England Interreg programme has set up a Micro Project scheme which aims to attract new … Continue reading

Carbon Trust: Green Business Fund

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund provides an energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies. It provides fully-funded support through: Energy opportunity assessment – to help businesses identify energy saving opportunities, and to develop a robust business case … Continue reading

EU LEADER programme: Local Action Groups in Devon

Businesses and organisations across rural Devon can apply for funding for activities to develop the rural economy. The five LEADER programmes in Devon are open for applications for funding to support the local area. The priorities are to: increase farm … Continue reading

Postcode Local Trust

The Postcode Local Trust provides funding for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community. In 2017 funding will be available for projects which support wildlife areas, sustainability initiatives, … Continue reading

Innovation in infrastructure systems

Innovate UK is due to launch Round 2 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 … Continue reading

Nautical Routes for Europe

As part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, grants are available for projects which develop and promote new “nautical routes” which encourage tourism in the coastal areas of two different countries linked by the route. There is a specific … Continue reading

Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund can give advice, grants and loans to help registered charities and not-for-profit groups find new sustainable uses for the historic buildings in the community. Project Viability Grants – up to £3,000 – are to fund short … Continue reading

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