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New £10 Million Fund to Support Community Projects That Reduce Energy Consumption (UK)

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has £10 million of funding available to support community projects in the UK that focus on the link between Energy and Climate.

The Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate is open for applications for community energy projects that can deliver both environmental and societal benefits. Energy use in households across the UK, from heating, hot water, and using electrical appliances, makes up about 20% of UK carbon emissions. Changing the way energy is used domestically will help to reduce carbon emissions while also delivering financial, health, and wellbeing benefits for people and communities.

The funding is available to community and voluntary organisations, and the National Lottery Community Fund will accept applications from local partnerships, UK-wide partnerships, and single voluntary or community organisations.

The total funding available is £8.5 million.

Projects can apply for up to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years. The minimum grant is £500,000. The aim is to fund around 8-12 projects.

Applications to the Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate can be submitted at any time, and the NLCF expects the programme to remain open until at least early 2024 but it will depend on demand for the funding.


21st December 2023