To improve sustainability of their projects, applicants increasingly need to supplement their core funding with external funds. However, currently in UK there is no overarching strategic framework for funding to promote sustainability. Instead we have a wide range of grants, resulting in a system which is complex and which has a number of associated problems.
The current system also relies on pro-active, motivated individuals to source information and persevere in jumping through a raft of hoops. This stands in a way of mainstreaming sustainable solutions. Those who persevere in embracing the sustainability agenda argue for a system with ‘one door access’ to sustainability funds - integrated into a single source of funding. They also agree that a revised system would need to incorporate ‘sustainability’ into core funding streams such as a HAG system and that, to facilitate learning, such funding streams would need to be separated into:
However in the meantime, to assist users in accessing funding that is available, the following web pages pull together the relevant information about what grants are available, their criteria, funding levels, application processes and much more - into one place. This information is presented by tenure/sector and is also searchable by category. Please use the search function on the right hand side of the page to find what you are looking for.