Are any grants available?
Central government and organisations such as the Greater London Authority (GLA) do offer funding opportunities for individuals and community groups to undertake climate-related projects. The opportunities tend to be time limited and require the project to be well thought through before making an application. The best way to stay up to date with the available funding opportunities is to sign up to our Brent Environmental Network. Once you are signed up you will receive a monthly newsletter that contains a section on currently available funding opportunities.
Additionally, new opportunities for funding may be found using the search tools listed below:
A funding finder tool for UK registered organisations/ businesses primarily for research and innovation in the sustainability sector.
The National Lottery fund a range of programmes that include community strengthening and climate-related projects.
The Crown Commercial Service collate a list of open grants and funding opportunities for climate projects currently available across all government departments.
Longer-term environmental funding schemes available in Brent include:
ECO is a government energy efficiency scheme to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. Obligated energy suppliers must fund measures which improve the ability of fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes. You can check if you are eligible for funding for energy efficiency measures (such as loft and wall insulation) under the ECO scheme by contacting any of the obligated energy suppliers on the Ofgem website. You do not need to contact your own energy provider. Alternatively, you may be contacted directly by installers to have energy efficiency measures funded by ECO installed on your property. Be conscious of scams and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure about an installer who is contacting you.If you are not eligible for ECO through the standard eligibility criteria, you may be able to access the scheme through ECO Flex, which provides extra eligibility routes into the scheme. In London, households can be declared as eligible by the Greater London Authority, under their ECO Flex Eligibility scheme.
Property owners can get up to £6,000 off the cost of replacing a fossil fuel heating system with a low carbon alternative such as a heat pump.
The EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK.