Application Assistance

There is a lot of funding out there for worthy causes…

We can help you find funding sources and even complete grant application forms for any Earth Calling project!

Below is a list of funding sources which isn’t exhaustive but covers the main funding streams we have had recent success with. It will be kept updated as new sources become available.


Scottish Natural Heritage Community Action Grant

“Our Community Action Grants are specifically focused on getting more people and communities involved in: outdoor recreation, volunteering and outdoor learning; action to improve, protect and manage habitats, species and landscapes; and citizen science and biological recording.” Particularly keen to support projects that “increase the number of children experiencing the outdoors and learning about nature through outdoor learning”. Funding size: £1000 – £20,000.

Awards for All Scotland

“Awards for All gives grants of between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.”

Sport Scotland Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund

“The Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund supports the Scottish Government’s legacy ambitions to encourage more people to be active and take part in sport. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for a very wide range of community-led projects such as new bike or skate parks, outdoor adventure facilities, walking routes, or new projects within school estates.”

Heritage Lottery Fund

A variety of funding streams suitable for many projects.

Big Lottery Fund Communities and Families Fund

“The fund will support local projects that help families and communities give children the best start in life. We are concentrating funding on projects that benefit children, or parents and families of children, who are eight years and under.” Funding size: £250 – £10,000.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK, focussing on innovative and enterprising projects that will deliver positive change. Current priorities for funding include education and the environment. No funding limit.

The Tree Council

Grants for tree planting for schools and community groups to engage children under 16 years. Funding size: 75% of project costs to a maximum of £700.

Ernest Cook Trust

“The Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.”