Climate funding

There is a wide range of climate-related funding available in England, many of which are aimed at community projects.

On this page you'll find a list of available grants or funding from either North Somerset Council or from external funding providers, which may be suitable for community groups, businesses and organisations.

Where possible we aim to keep this page updated with closing dates and links that will take you directly to the fund webpage.

Support

See our page on how to apply for grant funding for assistance with applying for grants.

If you would like further information, or would like to see the full list of climate-related grants available to organisations and businesses in North Somerset, please email climate.emergency@n-somerset.gov.uk.

Funds and grants

We recommend you check eligibility criteria before applying for any funding opportunities. We do not accept any responsibility for funding information provided or for external websites.

Crown Commercial Service Carbon Net Zero

For public sector eligible grants, the CCS have collated a list of carbon net zero live funding and grants available from central government.

find out more about these grants on the Crown Commercial website

Barclays Targeted Green Trade Loans

Funding to support the working capital needs of UK businesses and helping them to meet their environmental goals.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the Barclays website

Big Local

Big Local is a place-based investment programme supporting residents in 150 Big Local areas around England to lead change in their area.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the National Lottery website

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

Small non-domestic property owners, eg landlords and those with properties in the private sector, in England or Wales, may be eligible for money off low carbon heating technologies.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the Ofgem website for more information

Bristol Airport Local Community Fund

Grants are available to groups in the Bristol area for local projects that benefit the local community and the environment.

Application deadline: Ongoing

more information is available on the Bristol Airport website

Clean Growth Fund

The Clean Growth Fund consists of £20 million in government funding with a further £20 million to be provided by private investors. It will use private sector expertise to identify UK businesses operating in the clean growth technology sector and help to commercialise them at scale.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the Clean Growth Fund website to find out more

Climate Action Fund

Grants are available for community-led partnerships in the UK to make changes in their community that they believe will have the biggest impact on climate change.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the National Lottery website

Community Infrastructure Levy

Local Authority Funding which is passed on to Town & Parish councils to enable them to support the development of the local council’s area, including infrastructure and demands of an area.

Application deadline: Ongoing – please contact your local town or parish council for further details.

visit our Information for local communities page to find out more 

Delamere Dairy Foundation

Grants are available to charitable and community organisations in England, Scotland and Wales to support projects that deliver benefits for local communities.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

find out more on the Delamere Dairy Foundation website

Eco-Schools – UK

The Eco-Schools programme aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of the school for both pupils and for staff, and to engage the wider community.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the Eco-Schools website for more information

Electric Vehicle (EV)

Funding to install electric vehicle chargepoints as a landlord, social housing provider or property factor.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit GOV.UK to find out more

Enovert Community Trust

The funding is intended to support community and environmental projects in the vicinity of Enovert’s operations across the UK.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the Enovert website for more information

Flexible Plastic Fund

Funding and support are available to UK businesses to incentivise their recycling of 'flexible' plastic items including bags, wrappers, films, pouches, packets and sachets.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the Flexible Plastic Fund website to find out more

Forest of Avon Trust - Trees for Climate Grant

Grants are available to organisations and landowners in the Forest of Avon to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the Forest of Avon Trust website

Historic England - Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas

Funding is available for local authorities to run partnership schemes to improve conservation areas.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the Historic England website

Historic England - Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk

Grants are available for the repair and conservation of listed buildings, scheduled monuments and registered parks and gardens.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the Historic England website to find out more

HSBC Green SME Fund

A new funding initiative is being launched to help small and medium-sized UK businesses decarbonise and invest in green projects.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the HSBC website for more information

International Tree Foundation - UK Community Tree Planting Programme

Funding is available to protect, promote and plant trees in local communities in the UK.

Application Deadline: 16 December 2022

find out more on the International Tree Foundation website

Local Nature Recovery Scheme (Part of the Environmental Land Management Scheme)

Support for farmers in England for locally-targeted actions which make space for nature in the farmed landscape and countryside such as creating wildlife habitat, planting trees or restoring peat and wetland areas.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the GOV.UK website for more information

Lush Charity Pot

Grants are available to small grass-roots organisations working in environment, animal protection and human rights, with priority for less popular causes that aim to create long-term change and struggle to find funding.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the Lush website

MCS Charitable Foundation

Grants are available to public and not-for-profit organisations across the UK for projects that aim to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

Application deadline: Ongoing

visit the MCS website to find out more

National Allotment Gardens Trust

Grants are available for registered allotment associations and committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites.

Application Deadline: 1 January 2023

find out more on the National Allotment Gardens website 

National Garden Scheme - Community Gardens Award

Grants are available to amateur gardeners from community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

visit the National Garden Scheme website to find out more

National Lottery Community Funds

Grants are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools and local authorities in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the National Lottery website

Net Zero Living: Pioneer Places Competition

UK registered businesses and local authorities can apply grants to plan for a place based demonstration of ways to accelerate progress towards net zero.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2022

visit the Innovate KTN website for more information

Ocado Foundation for Good

Grants are available for registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities and other organisations to support skills development or sustainability projects that bring benefit to communities across the UK.

Application Deadline: 31 December 2022

visit the Action Together website for more details

Patagonia International Environmental Grants

Grants are available to small grassroots activist environmental organisations in the UK and Ireland that are working to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

visit the Funding For All website to find out more

Postcode Local Trust - West of England

The Postcode Local Trust is moving in 2021 from a grants programme that was previously available across Great Britain to one focused only on the west of England.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the Postcode Local Trust website

Quartet Funding

Grants available for charities, voluntary or community organisations based and working in the West of England.

Application Deadline: ongoing

visit the Quartet website to find out more

The Eco Providers UK - Heating and Insulation Grants

Grants are available for private and social landlords to support retrofit property improvements to reduce carbon emissions across housing stock.

Application deadline: Ongoing

find out more on the Eco Providers website

Tree Council - Branching Out Fund

Grants are available to assist schools and community groups in undertaking well-planned tree planting projects across the UK, preferably during National Tree Week.

Application Deadline: 4 December 2022

visit the Tree Council website for more information