What we do

The Greenpeace Environmental Trust supports a range of projects in the UK and around the world. Our focus is on scientific research, investigations and education, all of which address the urgent environmental problems we face.


As part of the wider Greenpeace movement, our work is dedicated to tackling the climate emergency and defending our world’s rich biodiversity.

We do this by:

  • funding innovative scientific research on the impact of human activities on our planet
  • supporting pioneering investigations, gathering evidence to shine a light on environmental destruction
  • backing educational programmes which promote better understanding of environmental issues and solutions

We contribute to many significant projects around the world in a number of critical areas.

Legal status

There are two Greenpeace organisations in the UK which are both part of the same global movement. The Greenpeace Environmental Trust is a registered charity (no. 284934) which expands public understanding of the environment, commissions scientific research and helps deliver environmental projects around the world.

Greenpeace Ltd (company number 1636817) is the one most people know about which runs campaigns and exposes environmental injustices. Because of restrictions on what political campaigning charities can do, it’s a limited company.

Please contact us if you would like more information.


We work with a number of trusts and foundations based in the UK to deliver transformational projects to help make the world a more green and peaceful place.

Past and present funders include The Ashden TrustEsmee Fairbairn FoundationJohn Ellerman FoundationPostcode Earth TrustThe Waterloo Foundation and The Underwood Trust.

Amongst the projects they funded are:

We are grateful for the support of these and other funders. If you represent a charitable trust or foundation in the UK and are interested in finding out more about funding our work please contact Louise Krzan.

Greenpeace Environmental Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 284934).
Registered company limited by guarantee (Company No. 01636817).