Further funding available for energy measures

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

The Camden Climate Fund has received approval for further funding to support Camden businesses with the installation of renewable and energy efficiency measures.

The fund was initially set up in 2017 as a pilot, as the Council’s approach to spending section 106 carbon offset payments which are collected through the planning system when developments in Camden fall short of the Mayor’s carbon targets.

Businesses and organisations in Camden account for 66 per cent of direct carbon emissions, therefore the fund is an important tool in helping businesses to reduce their energy consumption, cut carbon emissions and help contribute to the borough-wide net zero carbon target.

Organisations meeting the Small Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) criteria can receive up to £10,000, match-funding to install a range of measures including:

  • Solar Photovoltaics (solar PV)
  • Solar thermal
  • Low-carbon heating upgrade: air source and ground source heat pumps, connection to a heat network
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Insulation

Funding is limited therefore Camden Council encourage an early application to avoid disappointment.

For information on how to apply and the terms and conditions, click here.

Camden Climate Fund helped us upgrade our lighting to make it more energy-efficient, reducing our electric bill. This was the first in a series of actions we are taking to reduce our carbon footprint.

Rachel Schwartz – Director, Kentish Town City Farm (previous Camden Climate Fund recipient)