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 take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest.
The funding is for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain. The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
Projects should relate to:
- Improving biodiversity and green spaces.
- Increasing community access to outdoor space.
- Combatting climate change and promoting sustainability.
It is likely that projects will be able to relate to multiple themes, and applicants should choose the theme that is most closely related to the intended outcome of their project.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 applications for Round 2 will be accepted from 4 August to 19 August 2020