GRANTnet is a free service from GRANTfinder. It helps small businesses, charitable and community groups in some areas to find suitable funding.

Spacehive a crowdfunding website linking projects with funding. Spacehive allows projects to pitch their ideas and get support and funding from within their local community and beyond.

Grants available to support outdoor learning projects.
Alice McCosh Trust – Grants of between £500-£1000 each year to provide young people with opportunity to do environmental/natural history activities.
Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust Grants – The trust supports projects that allow disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.
Awards for All The Lottery grants scheme is aimed at local communities and awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 (over 2 years).
Barrow Cadbury Trust The trust funds projects working with disabled people or refugees in local communities
BBC Children in Need BBC Children in Need welcomes applications for good quality, carefully planned projects which show a clear focus on children in order to change their lives for the better.
Big Lottery Fund – Every year the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment.
Breaks 4 Kids Funding aimed at helping young people on low incomes take part in Youth Hostel based trips and schemes
British Ecological Society- Outreach Grants Offers Outreach Grants up to £2,000. Awards are open to individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology.
CABE education grants Applications are invited for grants worth up to £1,500.
City Bridge Trust Grants to registered charities for projects benefiting the inhabitants of Greater London
The Co-operative Membership Community Fund Provide grants of between £100 and £2000 to community, voluntary or self-help groups that carry out positive work in their community.
Community Foundations Community foundations manage funds from individuals, businesses and other donors who want to support causes in their local area.
CSV Action Earth Environmental support scheme for schools and community groups
Dulverton Trust Supports funding for projects mainly in areas of deprivation in the fields of: youth and education; general welfare.
The Elmgrant Trust Gives grants for charitable purposes to individuals living in the south west of England and to organisations and groups with projects in the south west.
Ernest Cook Trust Grants relating to the education of young people ranging from £100-£4000
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Grants towards the promotion of cultural life, education, the natural environment and enabling people who are disadvantaged to participate more fully in society.
The Equitable Charitable Trust The Trust is an education charity.  It makes grants totalling up to £1 million each year towards education projects for children and young people under the age of 25 who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or disabled.
The Fairway Trust
Field Studies Council – Kids Fund Grant – FSC, is dedicated solely to providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by natural environment.
Ford Britain Trust One off grants ranging from £100 – £5000 mainly concerned with the advancement of education and other charitable purposes.
Funding Central – Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.
Geographical Association GA Awards aim to recognise material which is likely to make a significant contribution to geography in primary schools, secondary schools or colleges.
Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Foundation Grants of about £500 available for recreation and leisure support for smaller registered charities where this limited grant would be of real value.
The Graham Kirkham Foundation

Heritage Lottery : Young Roots The Young Roots programme is for projects that engage young people, aged 11 to 25, with heritage in the UK.
HRUK Healthy Heart Grants Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.
In Kind Direct Redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities or non-profit organisations working at home and abroad.
Local Food £50 million programme distributing lottery grants to a variety of food-related projects to help make locally grown food accessible and affordable to local communities.
Partnership Grants A scheme aimed at helping teachers to develop creative projects with pupils aged 5-16.
The Plymouth Drake Foundation A local community charity, covering the Plymouth travel to work area, supporting small voluntary and community groups by providing grants to help their cause.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund The fund gives grants to projects that help support people who care for the countryside.
Quartet Community Foundation The focus of the foundation is to change people’s lives for the better across of the West of England.
Rank Foundation
Santander Foundation Two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK.
School Linking Visits A funding scheme for teachers to visit and establish links with partner schools in other countries.
Tesco Charity Trust Grants totalling £400,000 are available to local projects. Awards are one- off donations up to £3,000.
Think Big with O2 O2 has launched its Think Big social actions programme to support young people in the UK.
Viridor-credits Environmental Company is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK.
The Wakeham Trust Groups of individuals, small community and voluntary groups within the UK that want to improve their communities can apply for funding through the Wakeham Trust.
Your Heritage Grants for projects which care for and protect our heritage.

 

London-wide groups

Association of Croydon Conservation Societies – Formed around 25 years ago, the ACCS is an umbrella group for organisations in Croydon concerned with nature conservation, wildlife habitats and open space issues as well as town planning policies that affect open space or nature conservation.

Association of Garden Trusts – Consists of  35 County Gardens Trusts from all over England with a focus on promoting the enjoyment of gardens and parks to the general public.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust – works in the area south from the Thames to ensure that local needs are met for parks, gardens, the streetscape and the wider shared environment.

Chelsea Physic Garden – founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and situated in the heart of London, this ‘secret garden’ is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation.

City of London – owns and manages over 10,000 acres of parks and open spaces in and around London – find out more about your nearest open space.

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens – exists to support, represent and promote community-managed farms and gardens across the UK.


The Garden Network
– A gardening forum and network described by Horticulture Week as “…a networking website that looks set to become the Facebook of the Horticulture world”.

Open Spaces Society – Over the last century the society has preserved commons for the enjoyment of the public. It has also been active in protecting the historical and vital rights-of-way network through England and Wales.

London in Bloom – promotes, supports and encourages gardening, horticulture and environmental sustainability across the 31 boroughs and two cities of Greater London.

The London Children’s Flower Society – organises gardening competitions and supplies spring flowering bulbs, summer seeds and pots to over 200 Primary schools in London.  They are involved in a joint project with MPGA “Planting in the Playground”, to promote the growing of vegetables in containers and raised flower beds.

The London Orchard Project – a fresh initiative promoting orchards and fruit trees in London, working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees all over the city and rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.

London Parks & Gardens Trust – promotes the arts and sciences of historic garden land and preserves, enhances and re-creates historic garden land in and around London, for the education and enjoyment of the public. It also has an excellent database on The History of London’s Parks, with over 2,500 sites of historical interest in London: parks, gardens and churchyards. London’s green spaces at your fingertips!

The London Parks and Green Spaces Forum is committed to London’s parks and public spaces, promoting a network of accessible quality green spaces.

Marcus Beale Architects – an architecture practice based in London. MBA apply principles of conservation, sustainability and listening to create new lively environments over a wide range of building types, energy efficient and popular in use. Awarded the London Spade 2000 for Innovation in Public Garden Design for Christ Church Gardens, Southwark.


Museum of Garden History
– The first museum dedicated to the history of gardens and gardening – the Museum runs events and offers information on plants and garden history.

National Gardens Scheme – sponsors of the NGS Yellow Book. Gardens open for Charity – have a great day out visiting gardens in your area.

Open Garden Squares Weekend – the one weekend in the year when you can visit gardens in London not usually open to the public and discover gardens you didn’t know existed.

The Pulham Legacy – a book by Claude Hitching on the lives and work of James Pulham and Son, the eminent firm of Victorian and Edwardian landscape gardeners.


War Memorials Trust
– works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK and can provide advice and grants on all types of war memorials including parks and gardens.

The Worshipful Company of Gardeners – The Worshipful Company of Gardeners, first mentioned in City Corporation records in 1345, was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1605. In the 21st Century the Company promotes good gardening, supports charitable activities connected with horticulture and encourages the beautification of the City of London and elsewhere with flowers and foliage. The Master in office represents the Company on the Committee of the MPGA.