Environmental Grant

Improving People's lives by improving their environment

The environmental grants programme aims to improve peoples lives by improving the environment.  The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Organisations may only apply once per calendar year for this grant.

Please carefully read the following guidelines before starting an application:

Who do we support?

Any not for profit organisation can apply, preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum. Schools are also encouraged to apply and are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations. 

What type of project can we support?

We are interested in projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people's lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment. 

We are working with Project Dirt (www.projectdirt.com) to establish an online network dedicated to all the winners of the Greggs Foundation Fund.  Project Dirt is the UK’s most active network connecting and resourcing community projects. The main aim of the Greggs Foundation “cluster” network is to connect all the Greggs winning projects on an online platform, where they can easily share updates and stories of their project's progress and connect with similar projects.

Get inspired by the stories of Greggs Foundation winners here: http://www.projectdirt.com/cluster/greggsfoundation/#!/linked_journal

All projects must deliver a real benefit to the environment. Priority will be given to projects that also include one or more of the following:

  • Improves the local environment
  • Ensures involvement of local communities
  • Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference
  • Supports people in need

We are unable to fund the following excluded items:

  • Ongoing running costs
  • Overseas travel
  • Curricular activities that take place during the school day
  • Religious promotion
  • Major capital projects
  • Sponsorship of events or activities

Where can we make grants?

We are more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops. Please use the shop locator on the Greggs website to find your nearest shop.

How much can we can give?

The maximum grant that we can give is £2,000.

What are your chances of success?

We are likely to receive a very high number of applications and an accordingly low success rate. Please don't be too disappointed if your application is not successful. There are likely to be many strong applications that we are unable to offer a grant. 

How to apply:

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to be taken to an online application form. After successful submission, you will receive an email with the details of your application. If you don't receive an email it is likely that somthing has gone wrong. Please contact Greggs Foundation on 0191 2127626 and we can help you.

Round 3 is now closed and results will be announced no later than 25th November 2016.

Round 1 (2017) is now open and closes on 3rd March 2017 with results being announced no later than 28th April 2017.

Apply now