|Name||Usu. Size of Grants||Your income range||Can your running costs be covered too?||Type of project sought||Closing Dates||Weblink|
|Heritage Lottery Fund: Landscape Grants||£100,000 – £3m||?||Yes||The nine HLF outcomes apply to this grant||1st June||Link|
|Heritage Lottery Fund: Parks for People||£100,000 – £5m||?||Yes||Helps to conserve the heritage that makes both historic parks and cemeteries special. And it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future. Projects improve people’s wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and make communities better places to live, work and visit.||Ongoing||Link|
|Oxford City Council Business Rates Discount Scheme||£discretionary||n/a||Yes||See website. (Historic Building Grants also available.)||Ongoing||Link|
|Naturesave Trust||£Not stated||n/a||Yes||See website.||Ongoing||Link|
|Gulbenkian Foundation||£10,000 – £30,000||?||?||To bring about long-term improvements in wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable, by creating connections across boundaries (national borders, communities, disciplines and sectors) which deliver social, cultural and environmental value.||Yearly||Link|
|Nationwide Foundation||£?||?||?||The Foundation makes grants and programme related (social) investments in the following areas:
|TOE2||£5,000 – £10,000||?||?||TOE2: The Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2) funds environmental projects and welcomes applications from across the county. Our three main areas of funding are biodiversity, access and energy efficiency.
Grants of £330 towards the £660 cost of a community building energy audit. The audits involve a site visit from EiE, whose staff will provide you with a report detailing the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your community building and where financial and carbon savings can be made.
Audited buildings may apply to TOE2’s general grant fund for a grant of up to £5,000 towards implementing the audit’s key recommendations. Audits are also viewed positively by other grant funders.
Funding for biodiversity enhancements in Thame and the Vale District
This funding has been provided by South Oxfordshire District Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council for biodiversity enhancements. TOE2 is inviting applications from local not-for-profit organisations involved with projects on sites with public access and benefiting the local community.
Project call in the Thame area – Funding is available for access and/or biodiversity improvements at a publicly accessible green space in Thame. The project might include creating or improving wildlife habitats, creating or improving access and rights of way, or purchase of land.
Funding of £5,532 is available specifically for a project that fits these criteria, but applications for larger sums up to about £10,000 may also be considered.
Project call in the Vale District – We are seeking applications from local organisations seeking to carry out improvements to benefit wildlife species or habitats or create new wildlife habitats at a new or existing orchard. The project could involve the creation of a wildflower meadow within an orchard setting or the creation of a new community orchard.
Funding of £2,237 is available specifically for a project that fits these criteria, but applications for larger sums may also be considered.
Third party funding If you are applying for a grant from the Landfill Communities Fund, TOE2 may be able to provide the third party funding to support your application. Please contact us for further details.
TOE2 General environmental grant scheme
TOE2 invites applications for projects that;
The next deadline for applications to our environmental grant scheme is the 11 January 2016.
Most grants are up to £5,000 but some exceptional projects are awarded up to £10,000.
Thanks to Grundon Waste Management and Oxfordshire County Council for supporting the TOE2 grant scheme.
|LEADER||£1.55m (total)||?||?||If you are a farmer, forester, small or micro rural business, or part of a community group, and you have an idea that will create jobs and boost our local economy then Oxfordshire LEADER would love to hear from you. Your project will need to fit into one or more of our four themes: growing, selling and eating more local food; vibrant villages; reviving the River Thames and associated waterways; or unlocking the potential of our woodlands. Most people can apply for LEADER funding, but they – or their project – must be in a LEADER area.||Ongoing||Link|
|Tesco Community Scheme||Two lots of £8,000, two lots of £10,000 and two of £12,000 for 2016 and also for 2017||Not specified||Unknown||For any constituted group, registered charity, councils and schools to apply for to improve green spaces in their area.||March/April 2016 and again (twice) in 2017.||Link|
|Viridor Credits||£20,000 to £100,000||?||?||Community, Heritage and Biodiversity||?||Link|
|Cotswolds LEADER Programme||£50,000||?||?||LEADER funding in the Cotswolds
focused on supporting farmers, foresters, and
small rural businesses, enabling them to realise sustainable productivity and
growth potential, including further strengthening their competitiveness and
position in the market.
or cotswoldsleader AT
|The Clothworkers Foundation||unknown||£15m for the main grants, less than £250,000
for the small grants
|Only this||We fund capital projects for UK
registered charities. This includes buildings, equipment, and vehicles.
|Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas||£1,000||Unknown||Unknown||Themes include:
Community safety and infrastructure
Projects which ensure that our communities are safe places to live and are
Projects which make our neighbourhoods greener and cleaner places to live
|Until March 2017||Link|
|Nationwide Foundation||Not stated||Unknown||Unknown||We provide funding to charitable organisations
in the form of grants or social investments for work that includes the
research, development, piloting and scaling up of alternative affordable
housing models. Models may address: increasing the availability of social
housing; creating new routes to affordable home ownership; or devising new
ways to provide decent, affordable housing to rent or buy.
|No closing date||Link or Gary Hartin, Programme Manager gary.hartin AT
|Pothecary Wytham Weld: The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation||Up to £10,000 (information may be out of date)||Small (mainly voluntary) organisations||Unknown||
||January, April, July and October||Link|
|The Prince’s Countryside Fund||Up to £50,000||Unknown||Unknown||We seek applications to support
activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by
helping the people that live and work in the countryside. Our grant programme
currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:Developing thriving rural communities by improving service provision in
Transforming rural livelihoods by supporting rural enterprise and farming
Creating the farmers of the future by providing training opportunities
for young people and unemployed people.
|Twice per year||Link|
|The Ashden Awards||Up to £30,000||Unknown||no||Ashden champions and supports
sustainable energy leaders to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon
|Biffa Awards (Two Schemes)||Small Grants Scheme (SGS) offers grants
between £250 and £10,000; the Main Grant Scheme (MGS) offers grants between
£10,000 and £50,000.
buildings, cutural facilities and recreation
|Cobb Charity||Unknown||Small||Unknown||Grants to encourage the awareness and
application of environmental care and sustainability. Smaller up & coming
|Forestry Commission||Various||Unknown||Unknown||A list of grants for forestry
|Green Grants Machine||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||A website listing grants for
organisations specifically to help them fulfil low-carbon operations
|More than a pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme||£150,000 – £75,000||Not applicable||Unknown||Support will be targeted at community groups looking to take on ownership of their local pub. As valuable community assets, support will enable groups to deliver and evidence significant social benefits and impact.||Unknown||Link|