There are a number of grants available in the AONB to help farmers, landowners, organisations and local communities make environmental improvements.

The Conservation Board also administers the Sustainable Development Fund, a grant scheme that supports projects that bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the Cotswolds AONB. Click here to find out more.

The following organisations can provide more help and information in finding grants for your project.  Further information can also be found on the left-hand menu pages.  However inclusion on these pages is no guarantee that funds are still available and you are advised to contact the relevant organisation directly for more information. 

Please let us know if you hear of any new funding schemes or ones on the list that are now redundant - Thank you!


Useful fundraising websites:

General fundraising

  • - The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust provides grants from funds generated by the Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire, its people and its environment.
  • - easy access to information on grants available to businesses and charities, with the ability to search grant schemes by area, project type or keywords
  • - regularly updated news about sources of funding
  • - UK charity and non profit making fundraisers
  • - details of rural funding sources
  • - Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Charitable Trusts

Company giving

  • - Charities Aid Foundation supports corporate community involvement

Government funding

European Funding

Other useful websites

  • - Charity Commission publications and charity register
  • - Subscribing to Grantfinder, a leading commercial sourcing organisation, enables you to search its database
  • - registering on the website enables you to search for relevant grants and make use of other services