Gardening, Nature and Environmental
1. International Tree Foundation – UK Community Tree Planting Programme –
The Programme supports projects run by community groups and voluntary organisations that engage communities in planting and caring for native species of trees.
Grant Budget: Up to £1,000 for planting trees in the UK
For more information, click on this link: https://internationaltreefoundation.org/uk-community-tree-planting/
Application Deadline: 16 the December 2021.
2. Sustainable Communities Fund – New Forest, Hampshire
Promoting sustainability and landscape enhancements. . Applications will be accepted from schools, youth groups, and other organised community groups and charities based within the New Forest National Park.
Grant Budget: Up to £2,000
For more information, click on this link: Love the Forest grants – New Forest National Park Authority (newforestnpa.gov.uk)
Application Deadline: Ongoing
3. Woodland Trust – Trees for Schools and Communities.
Two delivery periods per year, one in March and the other in November. Currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in MARCH 2022. If you can’t wait until then, or your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in our shop all year round.
For more information and for the criteria and application: click on this link:
4. Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund – 17 December 2021
Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards.
The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection and supports, and other aids to an establishment such as peat-free compost and/or soil improvers.
Ideally planting should take place within National Tree Week – 27 November to 5 December 2021 – but this is not essential.
The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 17 December 2021, but early applications are encouraged to ensure the availability of stock.
All projects must be completed and payments claimed by 31 March 2022.
The deadline for funding for Branching Out is Friday 17th December 2021.
5. Ocado Foundation for Good
Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, CICs and community projects across the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Decent work and economic growth
- Reduced inequalities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action.
In-kind goods are also available on request and applications for digital volunteering accepted.
- Charitable incorporated organisation
- Community interest company
- Charitable trust
- Academic Institutions
- Local Authority
The Ocado Foundation is the charitable arm of Ocado Group, working for the benefit of communities across the UK. Through the Ocado Foundation for Good programme, the Foundation provides grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas:
- Skills for the future,
- Natural resources and
- Responsible sourcing.
Apply at BizGive
The closing date for applications is 21st December 2021
6. Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant
Grants awarded will be between £5,000 and £25,000 towards improving community spaces in local communities across the UK.
The five stages are:
– Stage 1 (October/November/December) – conversations between community colleagues and
local groups about higher value needs/projects. Projects will be discussed as a region and
Eligibility Questionnaires submitted by Community Champions *09/01/2022.
*Community Champions can be contacted at most ASDA Stores.
– Stage 2 (January 2022) – Asda Foundation will assess all nominations and create a shortlist.
– Stage 3 (February 2022) – Regional Team Meetings will be held to vote on the projects
making it through to the final stage.
– Stage 4 (March-April 2022)– Final shortlisted groups invited to complete the full application.
– Stage 5 (June 2022) – Successful groups notified, and grants sent. The first round of Investing in Spaces and Places Grants launch in October 2021 and will be awarded in June 2022.
Examples include, but aren’t limited to:
- Play area development/upgrading safety features
- Community gardens
- Transforming wasteland into usable space
- Allotment space
There are three options within this grant, groups can apply for one 1. Building Repairs (Roof repairs, Doors and windows repairs/replacement, Central heating replacement, Electrical wiring upgrade, Plumbing repairs/replacement)
2. Building Improvement/Development (New kitchen, Improving toilet facilities, Extension on a building, New flooring, Developing an unused internal space, Improving disabled access and facilities, Security features to keep the space and place securely, Creating a tech hub and enhancing technological capabilities)
3. Outdoor Improvement/Development (Play area development/upgrading safety features, Community gardens, Transforming wasteland into usable space, Allotment space)
Asda Foundation will only part-fund a project, we’re not able to fully fund a project
Groups must raise at least 50% of the total project cost from other sources
For more information: click on this link: Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant
7. Platinum Jubilee Fund Launch
To celebrate the Queen’s up and coming jubilee the NLCF are, in partnership, launching the Platinum Jubilee Fund today.
The £22 million fund will support communities to develop activities that bring people together to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
For more information follow this link: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2021-11-17/over-22million-the-queens-platinum-jubilee
Suitable for: Small local voluntary or community organisations and groups
Total available: £3.5 million
Application deadline: 15 December 2021 at 5pm or once we receive 700 applications – whichever comes first