Achieving more for nature

Your land

Whether you have a small garden, 10,000 hectares of farmland or you are interested in making the development in your town better for nature there is something in this section for you.

Funding

Projects achieving more for nature come in all shapes and sizes so it is no surprise that the kinds of funding that could apply are also wide ranging.

Listed below are some of the funding sources that Partners have used plus some others that we have found that could be relevant.

Good luck!

National grant schemes

Skipton Building Society - Grassroots Giving Programme

A one off grant to help community organisations, or groups, who only have access to limited funding. This grant is only available to community groups, not registered charities. Groups should apply for the £500 on the website and the successful organisations will be decided by a public vote.

An annual grant with one application window per year.


British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

A small fund for individuals and organisations such as schools, museums, libraries and community groups to promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Grants are up to £2,000 and awarded annually with one application window.


Coastal Communities Fund

A big lottery fund promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs in coastal communities.

The UK Government announced in 2015 that the CCF will be extended to 2021 with at least £90m of new funding available for the period 2017/18 to 2020/21. The next funding round is expected to commence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in late 2017.


Our Heritage

One of the Heritage Lottery Fund's grants aimed at protecting and sharing the heritage you care about.

Grants are between £10,000 and £100,000 and they are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. Individual, not for profit organisations and charities can apply.


Landscape partnerships

One of the Heritage Lottery Fund's grants aimed at a holistic approach to the management of landscape heritage at the landscape scale. Primarily aimed at charities.

Grants are between £100,000 and £3 million. It is a two round application process that may take two years to complete.


Parks for People

One of the Heritage Lottery Fund's grants aimed at the regeneration of parks and public gardens, including squares, walks and promenades. Charities and local authorities can apply if they own public parks or gardens.

Grants are between £100,000 and £5 million. It is a two round application process that may take two years to complete.


Countryside Stewardship

A European initiative co-funded by the UK aimed at provided landowners incentives to manage their land for the environment. All farmers, foresters, woodland owners and other land managers can apply.

Grants are entirely variable depending on the type of land entered and the type of work undertaken for the environment. The application process can take some time and the first annual grants will be offered in 2016.


Local grant schemes

Community Wildlife Grant

A Lincolnshire County Council grant aimed at community engagement with protecting biodiversity. Parish Councils, charities, community and voluntary groups can apply if they meet the grant aims.

Grants are between £50 to £500 and are awarded twice a year.


Local Recording Fund

The GLNP's fund to promote recording. Individuals, groups and registered charities can apply.

Grants are up to £500 and are awarded four times a year.


Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service – small grants scheme

The grant is aimed at providing a benefit to the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and is available to any group, organisation or business.

Grants are up to £1,000 and are awarded four times a year


Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service – sustainable development fund

The grant is aimed at providing a sustainable benefit to the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and is available to any group, organisation or business.

Grants are between £1,000 and £15,000 and are awarded four times a year.


LEADER funding

The grant is aimed a projects that create jobs and growth and benefit the rural economy. Businesses, farmers, foresters, land managers, community groups and charities can apply. This is a European fund for rural growth and there are four discrete areas across Greater Lincolnshire that are eligible.

Grants are up to a €200,000 under de minimus rules and will be awarded four times a year.


EU SIF funding

This includes a wide range of different funding streams from those designed to help the economy (ERDF) to those for society (ESF) and those aimed at the competitiveness of the countryside (EAFRD). These are European funds, and the Government has committed to these until 2020. Applications windows open throughout the year and for every fund there is a two stage application process. Support on the application process is available from Susannah Lewis based at the County Council.