Camden Climate Fund – Camden Council OPEN
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
Boiler Upgrade Scheme – UK Government OPEN
The government will provide grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants will help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies. The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025.
1 April 2022 – Low carbon heating systems that are commissioned on or after this date will be entitled to support under the scheme. (Commissioning is the completion of installation and set up of the system).
11 April 2022 – Installers are able to open an account for the scheme with Ofgem, the scheme administrator.
23 May 2022 – The scheme opens for grant applications and payments.
You can get:
- £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
- £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler
- £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump
Find out more about Boiler Upgrade Scheme
Our Space Award – Groundwork CLOSED
Applications for the Groundwork Our Space Award (OSA) are open until 15th December 2021. The OSA includes grants from £500 – £20,000 that aim to help Londoners clean and green the city through active community engagement and participation, increasing a sense of community ownership over shared spaces.
It will support Londoners of all ages and backgrounds, communities and schools in greening their neighbourhoods, making them inclusive places for all to enjoy. It does this by enabling more groups to access funding for projects. The activities funded by the OSA will be designed to also make a significant contribution to a number of wider social and environmental objectives, notably:
- Tree planting. For further guidance on best locations to plant trees, please click here.
- Climate resilience and adaptations to climate change;
- Improvements to water quality and drainage through planting and reducing hard surfaces;
- Ecological and biodiversity benefits;
- Climate education alongside physical improvements;
- Improving air quality;
- Reducing health inequalities and social isolation.
Find out more about Our Space Award
Community Fund – Veolia OPEN
Veolia award grants towards projects that make improvements to community facilities and the natural environment. Upcoming rounds:
|Funding Round Opens||Closing Date (Submit by 12:00 midday)||Decision Date|
|11 November 2021||06 January 2022||08 March 2022|
|27 January 2022||24 March 2022||07 June 202|
Find out more about Veolia’s Community Fund
Community Hedge Fund – The Tree Council CLOSED
Can provide up to 100% grants for volunteer Tree Wardens and community groups in England to plant new hedgerows and hedgerow trees and gap up existing hedgerows this winter. Planting can be in rural or urban areas on private or public land where the community will benefit. Applications close 8 August 2021.
Find out more about Community Hedge Fund
Grow Back Greener Fund – Thames Water/Mayor of London CLOSED
The Grow Back Greener Fund is co-funded by the Mayor of London and Thames Water. Applications are open to civil society organisations, local authorities and schools.
Grants between £10,000 and £75,000 are available across two themes: access to green space, and climate adaptation and water, to support local projects that will help create community gardens, revitalise parks, plant trees, create wildlife habitat, restore waterways and turn grey spaces into green. The fund will prioritise locations with poor access to green space and high vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Projects must be completed by November 2022. Applications close 13 September 2021.
Find out more and apply now Grow Back Greener Fund
Grants for tree planting – The Tree Council CLOSED
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 when the next round will open Grants for tree planting
Better Futures – Greater London Authority OPEN
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 – ReLondon CLOSED
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
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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