Climate action - other funders
If you're unsuccessful with our funding, or the Climate Action Fund is not right for you, you may want to consider other funders.
Contact individual organisations for what opportunities they currently have, their eligibility criteria and whether or not they accept unsolicited applications.
Other possible funders
Broad climate change
Funding that’s supported a wide range of climate and environment initiatives, rather than having a specific thematic focus. Different amounts of funding have been available - from small grants to larger and longer-term grants.
- Children's Investment Fund Foundation
- Climate Challenge Fund - Keep Scotland Beautiful (Scotland only)
- Climateworks Foundation
- Coca-Cola Foundation
- European Climate Foundation (generally focused within the EU)
- Global Greengrants Fund UK
- Heathrow Community Trust (Greater London region and areas surrounding Heathrow)
- Lush Charity Pot Funding (UK and international)
- Network for Social Change
- Oak Foundation
- Sainsburys Family Charitable Trusts
- Schroder Charity Trust
- Thirty Percy
- Wellcome - Our Planet Our Health.
Energy use, storage and creation
Funding specifically looking at the role of energy, such as renewable energy and low-carbon technologies.
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Charitable Foundation (for projects with a UK-wide impact).
- Thrive Renewables offer support for community-led wind and solar generation projects across the UK
Transmission Net Zero Fund for support on electric vehicle transport and improving energy efficiency.
Environmental justice, campaigning and grassroots action
Key areas of focus for these funders include climate and social justice and reducing inequalities, particularly for those more vulnerable and hardest hit by climate change. Funding has also supported projects to develop grassroots campaigning, activism and social movements.
- City Bridge Trust (London only)
- Edge Fund
- Friends of the Earth - Climate Action Fund
- Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
- Paul Hamlyn Foundation
- Solberga Foundation.
Funding focused on climate and environmental action looking at food systems and structures.
Nature and land use
Funding has covered areas such as improving biodiversity, creating and increasing community outdoor spaces and connecting people to nature, conservation, education, and environmental restoration and recovery.
- Co-op Foundation (Wales only)
- Dulverton Trust
- Ernest Cook Trust (ECT)
- Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
- Postcode Local Trust
- Samworth Foundation
- The National Lottery Heritage Fund (England only).
Policy, finance and economy
Not all funding programmes have had a specific climate action focus but funding has supported areas such as community business and shares, innovative finance, influencing policy, values and attitudes, systemic change, and projects seeking to develop a fair economy and challenging power.