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Where to get funding for your community climate action project?

If you are part of a community group or a member of a town or parish council and are looking for funding for a climate action project… you’ve come to the right page.

Yes, us – your friendly local district council. Our community grants are available to support projects that benefit both people and nature and can help local groups and town and parish councils to respond to the climate and ecological emergencies.  See our grants page for more information on funding available from us.

Oxfordshire County Council’s website has a list of general funders, as well as directly offering grants via the Councillor Priority Fund. See more on Oxfordshire County Council funding and grants page

The UK Government has a range of grants available through schemes such as Countryside Stewardship and Woodland Creation. Or see more on Government grants service web page.

Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment has a Local Environment Fund which allocates grants for Oxfordshire based projects that benefit wildlife and promote access to green spaces. They offer funding and advice for not-for-profit groups and landowners.

Low Carbon Hub offers financial support to their member organisations through the Community Grant Fund towards community energy activities across the county.

The National Lottery helps communities around the UK address climate change through a variety of different funding schemes, including their Climate Action Fund.

CAG Oxfordshire has a regularly updated list of local funding opportunities for environmental projects, as well as details about its own Special Project Grant for Community Action Groups.

Contact us - Climate and Biodiversity Team

South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE