Sea-Changers gives one-off grants (i.e. not continual funding) to UK-based charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations including schools who are carrying out marine conservation related activities. We welcome applications from a wide variety of groups and entities.

Applying for funding couldn’t be easier, just follow the steps below:


  1. Read through the Grant Programmes and Who can apply pages  to see if you are eligible to apply and to check if your project meets the funding criteria.

  2. If you are applying to fund beach cleaning equipment we advise that you speak to The Helping Hand Company  for a tailored quote. They produce robust equipment and offer a 10% discount to projects funded by Sea-Changers. Click here for full details. 

  3. Download and complete the Main Grant Fund application form.

  4. We receive a high number of applications, often for similar kinds of projects such as beach clean related activities. When completing the form consider what makes your project stand out. For example, how are you engaging with the local community? How are you ensuring the sustainability of the project? How will you measure success? In what ways is your project innovative? There are clear criteria outlined on our Grant pages to help you. 

  5. You may also find it useful to look at the Evaluation Form that all grant recipients complete at the end of their project.  It will give you an idea of the importance we place on having well-defined project outcomes.

  6. Complete and return the application form by email to [email protected]

  7. Deadlines for the Main Grant Fund are 31st March and 30th September each year.  


You will receive an acknowledgement of your application with an indication of the timescales of the decision making process and what happens next. When the grant panel has made their final decision we will write to you and inform you of the outcome of your application.​




PO Box 10480


 LE9 2WN

Tel: 07909 897867

[email protected]



Registered Charity England and Wales No. 1142119

Scotland No. SCO43922