For environmental projects

This is a list of funders that regularly fund environmental projects of various types. Our regular newsletter for environmental projects in South West London contains the most up-to-date information on funding opportunities, including many one-off opportunities that we cannot list below. Please email us telling us the name of your organisation or project if you would like to sign up.

 Organisation Telephone Notes
Local funders
BAA Communities Trust (Heathrow)  Internet only Grants up to £2500 for community projects and some larger grants
Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity 020 8941 7866 Funds local activities with priority to the Hamptons, Teddington & Twickenham
Richmond Parish Lands Charity 020 8948 5701 Funds activities in Richmond, Ham, Kew, Sheen and Barnes, with priority to Ham and Mortlake. Also administers the Barnes Relief in Need Charity (BRINC)
London Community Foundation (operates the Richmond Civic Trust) 020 7582 5117 LCF manage a number of grant funds for group in LB Richmond, including the Richmond Civic Trust
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Civic Pride Fund

020 8831 6020 Grants of up to £5000 for organisations and £1000 for individuals
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Climate Change Fund 020 8891 7302 Interest free loans to schools for energy saving and renewable energy projects
National & London-wide Funders
Ashden Awards 020 7410 0330 For pioneering sustainable energy projects
Association of Charitable Foundations 020 7255 4499 Advice on applying to charitable trusts for grants
Awards for All – Big Lottery Fund 0845 410 20 30 Grants for smaller organisations and lottery grant programmes
Biffa Award 01636 670000 Administered by the Wildlife Trusts
City Bridge Trust 020 7332 3710 Large grant-making trust
Conservation Foundation 020 7591 3111 Various small awards and giveaways
Cuthbert Horn Trust 020 7800 4126 Very small grant-making trust
Ernest Cook Trust 01285 712492 Make grants for environemntal educational projects
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation 020 7812 3700 Large grant-making trust with environment and food programmes
Hartnett Conservation Trust 01903 234094  Very small grant-making trust
Michael Marks Charitable Trust 020 7286 4633 Very small grant-making trust
Naturesave Trust 01803 864390 Grants up to £10,000 on Conservation, Social Enterprise, and  Community Renewable Energy projects
Panton Trust 020 8370 7700  Very small grant-making trust
Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation online only Small grants up to £10,000
Rose Foundation (The) 020 7262 1155 Provide grants for small building projects.
Ryklow Charitable Trust 1992 01332 291431 Very small grant-making trust
The Tree Council Tel: 020 7407 9992 Any projects on tree planting with a cost between £100 and a maximum of £700
UnLtd 0845 8501122 Support for social entrepreneurs
Woodward Charitable Trust 020 7410 0330 Small grants for environmental projects with an educational element
 Other sources of information
Entrust 01926 488300 List of funders that give grants in London area under Landfill Communities Fund
Funding Central (run by NCVO) Internet only Free searchable database of funders
Grants Expert Internet only Free searchable database of funders
Grants for horticulturalists Internet only Free searchable list of grants and bursaries for horticultural projects, exchanges and travel
J4b Community (run by Idox Group) Internet only Free searchable database of funders
UK Fundraising (online magazine) Internet only Free online magazine
UnLtd 0845 8501122 Support for social entrepreneurs


For schools

Below are some organisations that may be able to help with funding or free resources for school projects with a link to their websites. Don’t forget to look at our main fundraising page as well here.

Organisation Notes
Capital Growth Support for food growing in London including competitions, discounts, training and free materials
Ernest Cook Trust Educational charity
O2 Think Big For young people who want to improve their community
 The Tree Council Supports tree planting projects on school grounds with that don’t exceed a cost of £700