Carbon Offset Fund

All Drop In sessions from 10 December 21 are being revised due to new government restrictions and will be updated in due course with online links. Please contact Youdecide@brent.gov.uk if you need any support or further information.

Find out how you can apply for a share of £500,000 towards community projects which tackle the climate crisis.

We are inviting residents and community groups to submit bids with project ideas in two different areas:

• Carbon reduction measures (£400K)
• Awareness raising and education (£100K)

Over six months a residents planning group debated and decided on the criteria for the fund. The group, called CO2GO, is leading the process. You can find out more about these criteria below.

YOU Decide: CO2GO

This fund is different because you, the community, will decide how it is spent. This is the first time Brent Council is trialling ‘Participatory Budgeting’ which puts the community at the heart of decision-making and empowers residents to decide how council cash is spent to benefit the community.

Everyone living in the borough will be invited to attend ‘Decision Day’ event in January 2022, to hear from groups applying for funding and to vote on their preferred ideas.

It follows a string of citizen-led activities, from the Brent Climate Assembly to the Brent Environmental Network. In 2019, the Council declared a climate and ecological emergency (.pdf, 7.07MB) and committed to doing all in its gift to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

The fund is made up of contributions from developers in the borough, who are required to pay into this fund if their development fails to achieve zero carbon on-site.

How and when to apply

Applications for Carbon Offset Fund closed on Saturday 8 January 2022 at 23:59. Thank you for your interest in this fund.

How Brent residents can vote

Brent residents will decide on who is allocated funding at the You Decide Decision Day on Saturday 29 January 2022; register to get involved.

Pot 1 Decision Day Registration

Pot 2 Decision Day Registration

You must be a Brent resident aged over 18 years old to vote.

Please note: If there are 4 people in the same household wishing to take part this is accepted; but you must each register individually and on the day be present on Zoom, on 4 separate devices to enable you each to vote. If 4 people attend on 1 device, this will only enable you one vote on that device.

We look forward to seeing you at the Decision Day.

If you wish to find out more information ahead of the You Decide Decision Day then please register to attend a Residents Information Session being held online:

Please contact Youdecide@brent.gov.uk if you need any support or further information.