9 May 2022
Funding to Support a Reduction in Carbon Emissions
Not-for-profit organisations can now apply for grants to create measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon-intensity of energy use.
The Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund 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.
There is a total funding pot of £4 million, with grants of £50,000 to £1 million on offer.
Previously only open to registered charities, this fund will now also accept applications from Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies and Cooperative Societies in Great Britain, provided they are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process.
The funding is for projects that meet the following criteria:
- Can demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy end use and accelerate the transition to net zero carbon dioxide emissions.
- Have a realistic prospect of delivering broadly replicable benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers.
Grants can support both capital and revenue costs for projects lasting up to two years.
The deadline to apply is 5pm on 6 June 2022.