Grants and Resources

Below is a list of potential grant sources for environmental projects – please let us know if you find that any of these are out of date or if there are any new sources of funding that have become available by emailing us –

We also love to here if you have been successful or unsuccessful if you use any of these sources and to get your feedback on what the application process was like.



Funding Body

Max Value

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation – Core Grant Programme

The Foundation administers a variety of funds which aim to support not-for-profit voluntary and community groups in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Support is available to programmes including: the natural environment; community development and engagement.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation


The Savills Cambridge Grassroots Environment Award

Small scale environmental projects involving local people for small Cambridge based charity or voluntary group.


Cambridgeshire Community Foundation


Cambridge – Community Development Grants

Financial assistance is available for voluntary groups providing services and activities that meet the needs of disadvantaged residents of Cambridge.

Cambridge City Council


Cambridge – Sustainable City Project Grants

Financial assistance is available to voluntary organisations to support environmental projects which help make Cambridge a more sustainable city.

Cambridge City Council


Cambridge City Council Area Committee Grants

Financial assistance is available for community based projects which benefit the residents of Cambridge.

Cambridge City Council


Cole Charitable Trust

Grant for small and local organisations undertaking projects for general charitable purposes including community and environmental development.

Cole Charitable Trust


Community Development Grant

Community Development Grants are aimed at enabling local community groups and organisations to plan, develop and implement community development based projects and activities.

South Cambridgeshire District Council

£3k / 50%

Community Facility Grant

Financial assistance is available for capital projects aimed at improving community facilities within the villages of South Cambridgeshire.

South Cambridgeshire District Council


East Cambridgeshire Grants

Community Fund Grant for Community Run Services Information Poster

East Cambridgeshire District Council

See posters for details

Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge LEADER Programme

Financial assistance is available to farmers, foresters, rural businesses, social enterprises and community groups based in rural parts of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

East of England Development Agency as part of the RDPE

Up to 100% (total fund value = £2.4m)

Green Space Funding

This document sets out the potential funding available to community and voluntary organisations for community green space initiatives. It identifies the different grant schemes open to local groups, green spaces, allotment organisations or trusts, and also where to go to get help when looking for funding.

Department of Communities and NeighbourhoodsSee document for details

NB. Please note this list is not exhaustive and there are likely to be a number of other sources of grants available in the local area. See Resources section for links to useful websites to find sources of funding.