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SHIRE Environment Grant Scheme

Leicestershire County Council is proud to announce a new Environment Grant Scheme this November.

The council is committed to improving the local environment by minimising the amount of waste thrown away through prevention and reuse, reducing carbon emissions and improving biodiversity.

In order to help community based organisations achieve this, a new SHIRE Environment Grant, will be launched on November 1st 2019, offering grants of up to £3,000.

We are particularly interested in funding new and innovative projects that will meet one or more of the grant scheme outcomes:

  • Reducing the amount of household waste produced in Leicestershire
  • Reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions within communities in Leicestershire
  • Improving biodiversity and supporting the creation, protection, enhancement and management of sustainable green spaces
  • Raising awareness and understanding on the above outcomes as well as providing the necessary training and skills to manage and support projects.

If you have a project idea that you would like to discuss further, please contact the grants team on

Application Form & Guidance Notes

The new guidance notes and application form will be made available through this website from the 1st November 2019

Application Deadlines

The SHIRE Environment Grants programme will consist of three funding rounds each financial year . The deadlines for applications for 2019-20 are outlined below:

Deadlines for applications

Friday 28th February 2020