Finding funding

There are many sources of funding available to education settings for biodiversity improvements and outdoor learning equipment. Below is a list of some of the charities, corporate and government schemes with relevant specific funding opportunities at a national level. This will be expanded over time, but it is a guide and should not be considered comprehensive.

We have contacted providers where possible to confirm that the listed information is up-to-date. However, we are not responsible for accuracy of information, suitability of the funding or whether the funding is still available. We also cannot support applications or hold any responsibility for the outcome of any applications. If you know of relevant national funding sources not listed below please contact us with information on eligibility, criteria, amount and an up-to-date web link. 


Fundraising and Grants

National Education Nature Park delivery partner the Royal Horticultural Society are managing a grant fund on behalf of the Department for Education, in line with the Nature Park programme. This fund is for a select list of eligible schools and is not an open call. 

For fundraising approaches see guidance from the RHS, information on the Environmental Funders Network website and platforms for fundraising, for example Crowdfunder or Justgiving.

Biodiversity projects or outdoor learning equipment

Tree or hedgerow funding