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Natural England  

You may like to visit the website for Natural England which brings together the Countryside Agency, English Nature and the Rural Development Service.

Nature on the map  

You can type in your post code and identify designated sites near you on an interactive map. This type of factual information may be useful to support your funding application. You can locate national nature reserves, areas of semi-natural habitat and other protected sites by visiting here.

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)  

HLF also funds projects that “conserve and enhance the UK’s diverse heritage”.

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

DEFRA may be able to advise and help with funding. For more information visit phone 08459 33 55 77.

Environmental Grants from DIY retailer

Through their One Planet Living (OPL) scheme you can apply to your local B&Q store for funding to support community projects around the environment, energy saving, natural habitats, wildlife and local culture or heritage. The scheme provides £50 to £500 of B & Q materials. To apply contact the store manager at your local B & Q store.

The John Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust

The John Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust has funding available for a wide range of projects including social welfare, the arts, conservation and the environment. Funding is not given to individuals.

The Dulverton Trust

Grants of up to £25,000 is available from The Dulverton Trust for the following; Youth and education; General welfare; Conservation;  Religion; Preservation; Peace and Security; Africa. Registered charities and organisations with charitable status can apply.

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation has grants available of between £3,000 and £1million. They support a wide variety of good causes including: education, the arts, welfare, youth, community, environment, mental health, health, religion (especially church restoration) and others. For more information phone 02073 996565.

The Waterloo Foundation

Funding is available from The Waterloo Foundation of up to £100,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations with charitable purposes. Grants are awarded for child development and the environment.

The Mark Leonard Trust

The Mark Leonard Trusthas funding available to projects that involve children and young adults in sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. Projects supported in the past include an environmentally friendly classroom and food growing activities.

The Naturesave Trust

The Naturesave Trust has funding available to help communities start to undertake and set up community renewable energy projects. The community should retain as much control as possible over the operating income once the project has been successful.

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust has tree planting packs available for community groups, schools and youth groups. The packs contain either 105 or 420 trees and you can choose the theme of your trees. For more information visit phone 01476 581135.