When To Apply

We have four funding rounds each year. It is important that you apply at the right time, as only one grant application may be submitted per project site, in a 12 month period.


You can submit your completed application anytime from when the funding round opens to 12:00 midday on the closing date. Submit as soon as you are ready so we can review your application and let you know if you need to provide more information.

At the time you apply:

  • Physical works must not have started.  

  • All permissions must have been granted. Planning permission must be approved.
  • You should have completed a community consultation exercise; finalised your project design/plan; have estimated costs and provisional timescales and; have secured other funding necessary for your project to go ahead.

  • We do not expect you to have sought quotes or started a tender process before applying. However, this information is required to be available within four months of a conditional funding offer being awarded.

  • If you are an EB, you must have already registered your project with ENTRUST. A registered Environmental Body (EB) is an organisation who is enrolled with our regulator ENTRUST. Your organisation does not need to be an EB to receive a grant from us.


Funding Round Opens

Closing Date (Submit by 12:00 midday)

Decision Date

04 February 2021

15 April 2021

09 June 2021

13 May 2021

15 July 2021

07 September 2021

12 August 2021

30 September 2021

07 December 2021

11 November 2021

06 January 2022

08 March 2022