Potential funding through Energy Efficiency Grants

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Energy Efficiency Grants

A scheme has been launched to help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) across England to deliver more efficient services for people and communities by saving money on their energy bills. Grants are available to implement measures identified in an Independent Energy Assessment (IEA).

An IEA is a comprehensive evaluation of your building’s energy usage, efficiency and potential for energy savings, conducted by a qualified and experienced independent energy assessor. With a satisfactory IEA, and provided you meet eligibility criteria, your church could apply for a capital grant, which could be used to match a diocese grant from the Church Improvement (Net Zero) Fund.

Enquiries: ees@groundwork.org.uk or call 0121 237 5894

To apply for an energy assessment, please contact Colin Angus (Net Zero Carbon Project Officer) or  click here.

To apply for a capital grant click here.

If your church already had an IEA by Green Journey or another company, it is advisable to check that it complies with the scheme criteria before applying for a capital grant.

Capital Grants of between £2,000 and £150,000 are available to implement measures identified in an Independent Energy Assessment (IEA), for example:

  • Building insulation enhancements (insulation, draft-proofing, glazing and thermal doors)
  • Space and water heating measures (efficient boilers, heating controls, etc.)
  • Lighting upgrades (light fittings and lighting controls)
  • Renewable energy measures that reduce energy costs

There will be three Capital Grant rounds to which you can apply and they will open:  

  • January 2024  – closing on Thursday 29 February at 12pm
  • April 2024  
  • July 2024  

All projects funded by Capital Grants must be completed by March 2025.

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