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Community grants and funding

A guide to grants available in Rushcliffe: grants for groups, grants for individuals, energy efficiency grants and environmental grants.

Capital grants for voluntary organisations, town and parish councils

‌Rushcliffe Borough Council provides grants for capital works to grounds or buildings, up to a maximum of £15,000* per application. They are available to properly constituted community and voluntary groups and to parish and town councils. Find out more information or apply online here

For an informal discussion about the scheme contact the Community Development Service on 0115 9148517 or email

Energy efficiency grants

We currently do not have any grants available for energy efficiency.

Other organisations may be able to help. Please see our Reduce your fuel bills page for further details.

Environmental grants

‌‌Biodiversity Support Grant -  This grant supports landowners and organisations carrying out work for biodiversity in Rushcliffe from 2015 onwards - see Biodiversity support grant application

For tips on applying for grants and other potential funders see our Nature funding handout 2015.

For tree grants see also our Trees in Rushcliffe - Sources of Funding page.

Biffa Award's New Partnership Grants Scheme

Under the Partnership Grants programme, Biffa Award is making large grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 available for new not-for-profit projects that will improve a built or natural environment. The projects must be of regional or national significance and located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or active Biffa Landfill site in England or Northern Ireland.

To be eligible for the funding, projects must address one of the following themes:

  • The Built Environment theme aims to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres.
  • The Natural Environment theme aims to restore or improve the natural environment; land purchase may be considered in some circumstances. Projects must be working to Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England’s Wildlife and ecosystem services Section 3; its successor, as agreed in the 25 year plan; or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.

Preference will be given to projects:

  • Where Biffa Award is the majority funder.
  • That work in partnership with other organisations.
  • That engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset.

The grants are to be used for site-based improvement work, and the majority of costs should be direct capital delivery work. Projects should be in a position to start work as soon as possible, once a formal offer agreement has been issued.

Expressions of interest can be made at any time at

Grants Team
Biffa Award
The Wildlife Trusts
The Kiln, Waterside
Mather Road
Newark, Notts
NG24 1WT
Tel: 01636 670 000

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