Climate Change and Sustainability Grants

For organisations

Your Councillor Community Fund

Up to £5,000 available through County Councillors to help residents, voluntary and community organisations deliver initiatives that benefit local people in key areas such as Creating a greener future.

Small Community Projects Fund

Funding of between £1,000 and £50,000 for capital community projects supporting Surrey’s Community Vision 2030 objectives. Capital funding is money to improve building, equipment, infrastructure, or software.

Large Community Projects Fund

Amounts over £10,000 available for larger community-led capital projects, demonstrating local need and support through consultation, that provide a wide community benefit beyond existing services.

Network Rail Community Tree Planting Fund

Grants in excess of £2,500 available to community tree planting projects that are well planned, sustainable, and directly benefit people and communities. 

SWR Customer and Communities Improvement Fund

Funding available to projects addressing a social or community need, including environmental sustainability, and educate or engage with communities on the SWR network.

Heathrow Community Trust Grants                 

Up to £15,000 per year of funding available through the Community Together, Environment and Sustainability, and Projects for Young People programmes.

National Lottery Awards for All

Voluntary or community organisations can apply for funding of between £300 and £20,000 for projects that build strong community relationships and improve spaces and places that matter to local people.

Lush Charity Pot

£100 to £10,000 available to organisations focussed on multiple themes, including Environment. The funding prioritises projects focussed on long-term change and run by small, grassroot groups. 

A3 EV Grant Funding Programme

Available to businesses and charities regularly driving diesel vans on the A3 in Guildford, contributing £5,000 for small and £10,000 for large new electric light commercial vehicles when switching.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Multiple funding programmes are available to support heritage projects which could include a focus on nature conservation and habitat creation, designed landscapes, or large-scale rural projects such as improving landscapes for people and nature. 

Workplace charging scheme

Open to businesses and charities to support upfront costs and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charge points, covering up to 75% of costs capped at £350 per socket and 40 sockets per applicant.

SUEZ Communities Fund

Providing grants up to £50,000 for not-for-profit organisations, this fund supports community and environmental improvement projects within active funding zones. Use the postcode checker to see if you are eligible. 

Biffa Award

Funding is available to fully constituted, charitable or not-for-profit organisations situated in the vicinity of landfill sites to improve quality of life for communities or to conserve wildlife. ‘Rebuilding Biodiversity’ and ‘Community Buildings’ are amongst the key themes. 

BA Better World Community Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support projects that deliver benefits for climate, communities and nature.

Ernest Cook Trust

A range of grants are available to registered charities, schools, and not-for-profit organisations for educational projects that will encourage young people's interest in the countryside and the environment.

For individuals

Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2

Action Surrey Grants accessible to low-income or stretched-income Surrey residents in off-gas properties for a range of eligible measures that help to save on energy bills and improve home energy efficiency.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) 4 Flex

ECO4 Scheme, provides funding for the installation of appropriate energy efficiency measures for low income households who are most likely to experience fuel poverty, and those who are vulnerable to the effects of a cold home.

Great British Insulation Scheme

Get free or cheaper insulation for your home to reduce your energy bills if you have an Energy Performance Certificate of D to G and are in Council tax band A to D.

Action Surrey

Not sure if you’re eligible for a grant? Visit the Action Surrey website and get free advice on reducing your energy consumption and saving on your bills.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

£7,500 available towards the cost and installation of heat pumps, or £5,000 towards biomass boilers, for property owners with a valid Energy Performance Certificate switching to these low carbon heating systems.

Other grant funding sites