The Postcode Local Trust offers grants to help communities in England, Scotland and Wales enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.
The Trust has two funding rounds per year. Applications are now being accepted for the second round with a deadline of 30 September.
Funding is available for good causes which benefit wildlife, enhance biodiversity, or renovate/create new green habitats. Consideration will also be given to sustainable energy projects benefitting local areas. Funding will be available for activities, such as:
Creation of community gardens which benefit local areas.
Habitat restoration projects which benefit biodiversity and which provide lasting benefits to a community such as on-going recreation activities, flood prevention schemes, natural hedgerow boundaries.
Tree planting or creation of community orchard projects.
Wildflower meadow creation.
Projects which create bird, bug and beastie homes.
Outdoor education projects delivered with local communities by environmental charities.
Green-energy projects which create more sustainable solutions to lowering, eg, energy costs for a community.
Micro-hydro schemes benefitting a local community.
Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can apply.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for those in Scotland and England and up to £10,000 for those in Wales. The amount of funding depends on the type of organisation that is applying.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016 (5pm).