Sources of Grants and Funding
The Worcestershire Partnership maintains a very comprehensive
searchable database of funding sources on its website. It is
free to register to use and is highly recommended.
Funding for Land Management
- Natural England administer the
Environmental Stewardship schemes, providing grants to farm
owners and managers for environmental land management
- The Forestry Commission administer grants for woodland
restoration, creation and management through the
English Woodland Grant Scheme.
Natural England also administer a number of other grant schemes
that are often time-limited. Check to see which schemes are
currently accepting applications.
Funding for Community Projects
- The Big Tree Plant is a new Government initiative
to support communities to plant one million trees over the next
- Worcestershire County Council run the Fruit Trees for Worcestershire scheme every
- LEADER is a Worcestershire County Council-administered grant
scheme to support projects in rural communities.
- Voluntary and community groups can search for funding from
Local Authorities and other Government sources using the Government
- The Lottery
Funding website is the portal for all the major UK lottery
funders, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund,
Awards for All, Arts Council and Sport England.
- SITA Trust support community and
environmental improvement projects with Landfill Communities
Fund monies. There is also a fund aimed at young people and
- Worcestershire County Council's Voluntary and Community Sector Unit can
advise groups looking for sources of funding.
- You can search the database of registered charities in the UK
on the Charity
Commission website. Use the 'advanced search' facility to
find charities in your area who support the type of project you
want to do.
- Groundwork UK manages the Community
Spaces Fund and will award money to community groups for
projects to improve or create green spaces in your
- The Local Food grants
programme distributes lottery funding to community projects based
around sustainable food production.
Funding for Businesses
Businesses can search for grants to help their company become
more environmentally friendly using the Green Grants
The public body with responsibility for
protecting, improving and regulating activities having an impact on
our river and wetland environments.
- The Forestry
Delivers the forestry policies of
England, Wales and Scotland, with a mission to protect and expand
Britain's forests and woodlands.
The public body whose purpose is to
protect and improve England's natural environment and encourage
people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.
- Worcestershire Biological Records
Exists to collect, collate, manage and
disseminate information relating to the habitats and species in
- Worcestershire Wildlife
Part of a national network of nature
conservation charities and works to conserve and restore wildlife
and wild places across the county.
- UK National
The UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) is
the first analysis of the UK’s natural environment in terms of the
benefits it provides to society and continuing economic
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