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Green Recovery Challenge Fund

The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund has been developed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its Arm’s-Length Bodies, including Natural England, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency and others. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing and monitoring this Government money.

This short-term competitive fund aims to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and retaining a range of jobs in England.

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme

The KFC Foundation provides grants to support grassroots organisations in the communities where KFC’s restaurants are located.

Grants are intended for organisations who are empowering young people in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The Foundation aims to fund work that helps young people create firm foundations, by addressing their needs through early intervention.

HS2 COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT FUND - APPLY NOW

What is the Community and Environment Fund (CEF)?

The CEF fund has been created to add benefit over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands. In Stafford District this will include: 

  • Great Haywood
  • Ingestre
  • Hopton
  • Marston and Yarlet
  • Pirehill
  • Yarnfield
  • Swynnerton 

Who can apply for funding?

Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) Covid-19 Emergency Fund

No closing date specified


The National Emergency Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

What work will the DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund?

The DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund aims to support DPOs to meet the needs of disabled people. We are looking to fund Covid-19 related work in the following broad three areas:

The 7 Stars Foundation Covid-19 Support Funding Programme

No closing date specified


Young People in England – Shine Bright Fund

The7stars foundation has partnered with regional charities and our legal partner Coram Chambers to administrate our grant funding across the UK to vulnerable young people directly. We wish to remind those young people who usually seek in school, a refuge from home- they are loved, cared for and thought of.

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants

Stage 1 application deadline: 3 December 2020 | 12 noon


The Veolia Environmental Trust was set up in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund and awards monies derived from landfill tax to support a wide range of environmentally focused projects throughout England. Veolia has contributed more than £87 million which has been used to award more than 2,400 grants to a range of projects.

Scottish Power Foundation Grants

Application deadline: 24 September 2020


The ScottishPower Foundation, a registered Scottish charity operating independently of ScottishPower, offers funding to registered charities based and working in the UK. ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, a global energy company and world leader in wind energy.

Charities registered with one of the UK charity regulators for at least one full year are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have:

Positive Pathways Programme - Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

Application Deadline: 30 November 2020


Maximum Value: £35,000

The Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is provided by the UK Government and is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust on its behalf. The Fund aims to give veterans more choice and control over their own personal recovery journeys, enabling veterans to take part in activities that are personally meaningful, while receiving good support with their mental health and wellbeing needs.