Funding Support

Camden Climate Fund – Camden Council

The Camden Climate Fund supports small to medium business and third sector organisations across the borough cut their carbon emissions and lower fuel bills.

The fund provides up to £10,000 towards the installation costs of renewable technologies and/or energy efficiency improvements. Such measures include solar panels, lighting and lower carbon heating upgrades. Successful applicants are required to match-fund 50% of costs, plus any additional over the maximum allowance.

The Camden Climate Fund is financed by Camden’s carbon offset payments, which are collected through the planning system when developments in Camden fall short of the Mayor of London’s carbon targets. More information on carbon offset payments is provided on the GLA website.

If you have any questions about the Fund or would like to discuss any questions you might have about renewable energy or energy efficiency measures for your business, please contact us.

Find out more about Camden Climate Fund

 

Grants for tree planting – The Tree Council

Funds are available to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned tree and hedge planting projects this winter (November 2020 – March 2021).  They will fund 100% of the cost (excluding VAT) of strong applications from £300 to an increased upper limit of £1500.

Find out more about Grants for tree planting

 

Better Futures – Greater London Authority

The GLA led Better Futures offers fully funded growth support for London based start-ups and small businesses developing sustainable products, low carbon and clean technology.

They are working with partners to give over 150 small businesses the boost they need to be successful in London and create a hub for low-carbon and circular industries in our city.

New companies are assessed for the programme every 6 weeks. Depending on the volume of companies in the pipeline, those accepted on the programme would look to begin support within 3-6 months from acceptance

Find out more about Better Futures

 

Circular Pilot Grants – Advance London OPEN MAY 2021

Thanks to funding from the Mayor of London’s Green New Deal, Advance London will be offering grants to London-based SMEs who need support in kick starting a circular economy pilot as part of their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Successful applicants will receive a grant and 12 hours of support from Advance London’s business advisors to advise in the design and delivery of the pilot.

Applications will be open to any London-based SME with a circular economy project they want to launch as part of a green recovery.

Advance London especially encourage applications from SMEs who have been particularly affected by Covid-19:

  • SMEs in the hospitality or retail sectors
  • SMEs owned by underrepresented demographics (female or BAME-led)
  • SMEs based in areas of London that have been the hardest hit by the pandemic

What will be funded? Circular economy projects might include (but are not limited to):

  • Implementing a product or packaging take back scheme
  • Launching a new revenue stream through leasing products or by recovering a new waste stream (expansion of an existing service would not be eligible)
  • Launching a refillable or reusable system or product
  • Designing a modular product

Find out more about Circular Pilot Grants

 

The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund OPEN

The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) is a £500m investment fund established by the GLA with funding from the European Commission, which will help achieve London’s ambition of being a zero carbon city by 2050.

MEEF seeks to address market failures in London’s low carbon sector by providing flexible and competitive finance to enable, accelerate or enhance viable low carbon projects across London.

Find out more about MEEF

 

The London SME Fund OPEN

The SME Fund is a £28 million venture capital fund for SMEs and provides equity finance for early stage London-based businesses that can generate significant levels of economic growth.

The fund is targeted at early-stage, high-growth small businesses in sectors where UK is a world leader and which are priorities for the Mayor of London, including:

  • Software and IT,
  • Digital and e-commerce
  • Creative and media
  • Financial services
  • Leisure
  • Education

Find out more about the SME Fund

London Community Energy Fund – Round Four CLOSED

Applications for the fourth round of the London Community Energy fund are now closed. The GLA are currently assessing the applications received.

The Mayor of London has announced a new fourth round of the London Community Energy Fund (LCEF4) as part of a Green New Deal package of measures – which includes a new capital support element.

The fourth phase of the London Community Energy Fund will support community energy projects such as solar panels on schools and community centres and electric vehicle charge points. In addition to supporting project development work the fund will for the first time provide capital grants.

Applications for the fourth round of the London Community Energy Fund are now open. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2021 at 5pm. If you have any questions about applying, please contact LCEF@london.gov.uk.

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