Environmental school funding opportunities

The following awards and grants are currently available to fund environmental activity and projects

If you would like to add any opportunities to this list please email: info@wastebuster.co.uk.

Awards for All
Offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town councils.

Biffa Award
Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund which awards grants to community and environmental projects across the UK. The fund's money comes from landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services.

EDF Energy Green Fund
The Green Fund awards grants to organisations who apply for funds to help cover the cost of renewable energy technology that can be used to produce green energy from the sun, wind, water, wood and other renewable sources.

Fundraising for Schools
Useful subscription based magazine.

Healthy Planet.org
Healthy Planet allows you to adopt a plot of land in a protected area and engage in its conservation. Adopt a plot as a school and combine it with free learning and grants. Link with healthy learning and 45% of your adoption will be returned to your school. Watch one school’s case study.

O2 Think Big
Enabling young people to help their community. Young people (aged 13-25) can first submit an application for £300 to get a project going that will make a difference in their community. If it is successful they can then apply up to £2,500 to develop it.

Tap Water.org
Tap Water Awards is a grants programme that aims to help schools provide access to mains drinking water on campus while reducing the use of plastic bottled waters. Grants are available for between £300 and £3,000.

The Big Tree Plant
The main aim of The Big Tree Plant funding scheme is to encourage and support community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work.

The Ernest Cook Trust
Provides grants of up to £4,000 to support projects that aim to raise young people's interest in the countryside, the environment or the arts.

The Low Carbon Partnership
Offers advice and funding on installing wind and solar energy systems in schools.

The Tree Council
Their Trees for Schools Fund offers grants of up to £700 to support tree-planting projects in school grounds.

Waitrose Community Matters
Each month, every Waitrose store has £1,000 to divide between three local organisations. Contact your local branch for more details.

Wessex Watermarks
Grants for projects in the Wessex Water region. Open to any scheme, large or small, that is designed to directly benefit the environment. Grants are made quarterly and range from £100 to £1,500. A Gold Watermark worth £2,500 is awarded to one outstanding project. All projects are judged by a panel chaired by David Bellamy.

Local councils may also run funding schemes for environmental projects, check your local council website for details.