6 February 2024
Energy Saving Trust’s Carbon Emissions Reduction and Innovation Funds
Through the Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund and Innovation Fund, the Energy Savings Trust is offering grants of between £20,000 and £1 million to not-for-profit groups in Great Britain for projects that empower householders to reduce their carbon emissions and engage positively with the transition to net zero and for the development of innovative products and services related to energy.
The Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund (CERF) supports initiatives principally aimed at reducing the climate change impact associated with energy use, which relate to Ofgem’s regulated areas of energy generation, distribution, supply and use.
The funding is for projects that demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy use and accelerate the transition to net zero. Projects must also have a realistic prospect of delivering broadly replicable benefits to existing and future energy consumers.
The Innovation Fund is aimed at projects that will develop innovative products or services to benefit households.
Projects funded through both schemes can benefit all domestic energy consumers, not just households in vulnerable situations.
Registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies and Cooperative Societies in England, Scotland and Wales that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process can apply.
Each fund has a pot of £3 million and offers grants of between £20,000 to £1 million for projects lasting up to two years.
The deadline for Round 7 applications is 20 February 2024 (17:00).