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Possible sources of funding for wildlife projects

Caring for the Cotswolds Grant Scheme

Applications for 2024 funding open on 15 January 2024!

Caring for the Cotswolds is a grant scheme for the Cotswolds managed by the Cotswolds National Landscape. They welcome applications that fit in one or more of four themes:
    1. Conservation of habitats and species
    2. Heritage and landscape
    3. Improving access
    4. Education

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery

There are separate routes for applications for grants of less than £20k or more than £20k.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) round 3 has been announced. The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) round 3 will soon offer grants designed to help
farmers attract private investment in nature.

Urban Tree Challenge Fund - GOV.UK (

Find out what’s involved and how to apply for funding to support the planting and establishment of standard trees in urban and peri-urban areas in England.

The King Charles III Charitable

The Fund awards small grants of up to £5,000 per year to approximately 100 community based organisations each year.

Applications will next open 8th – 22nd February 2024.

The Nineveh Charitable Trust

Supports a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the General Public, with an emphasis on promoting better understanding of the countryside.