Here is a list of organisations that fund community energy activities in London. To save yourself time and energy, please ensure you research the eligibility thoroughly to ensure your activities are relevant to the funder:

Sustainable City Awards

Categories for awards:

London Sustainable School of the Year (winner will receive £2500 funding donated by Investec)
School Changemaker of the Year (winner will receive £2500 funding donated by Investec)
Voluntary and Community Sector Trailblazing Organisation of the Year (winner will receive £2500 funding donated by Investec)
Voluntary and Community Sector Individual Changemaker of the Year (winner will receive £2500 funding donated by Investec)*
Local Authority or Public Sector Trailblazing Organisation of the Year
Local Authority or Public Sector Trailblazing Individual of the Year

Current Funds

Boosting Community Business London – £150,000 of grant funding to enable community groups to set-up and grow community businesses in the greater London area.

Veolia Environment Fund – Community Grant Scheme is available to constituted not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and Environmental Bodies (EBs). Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. Round closes 15 July 2021.

DPD’s ‘The Eco Fund’ – Maximum funding of £2000, only one successful bid for funding every 2 years, one application per month per organisation.

Viridor Credits – up to £100,000 available for capital funding (location restrictions apply, and certain buildings ineligible e.g. schools/ hospitals/ day centres. Also 10% of funds must be match funded)

Triodos Community Renewables Underwriting Facility (T-CRUF) – open now, £10 millon launched June 2019

Council Funds

Camden Council Climate Fund: Community Energy Grant – Closes 30th Jun 2021

Future Neighbourhoods 2030 – now closed

Islington Council Community Energy Fund (ICEF) – Round 5 of ICEF applications has now closed

Interested in getting your Council to introduce a community energy fund? Please email [email protected] – we are currently working on a Councillor briefing document to encourage Councils to set up funds to support community energy projects.

Fuel Poverty Work

Smart Energy GB

Ebico Trust

Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (charities only – possibility for partnerships)

Power to Change

Energy Efficiency

Reaching Communities England

UK Power Networks

Energy Saving Trust

City Bridge Trust

Community Energy General Project Funding

Awards for All

BA carbon fund – now closed

Reaching Communities England

London Community Energy Fund

Power to Change – Next Generation – suspended for now

Co-Operative Local Community Fund   – if your project offers young people opportunities to develop new skills and make a difference in their community. Closes June 13th 2021.

Empower Community

Naturesave Trust – for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

London Community Foundation

 Policy/Campaigning Funds

Friends Provident

The Mayor of London has also developed a number of funding initiatives that may be helpful for community energy projects in London.

A comprehensive list of funding opportunities is available through Community Energy England’s website, but please be aware these may not all be available for London.

Other fantastic resources are NCVO’s newly updated funding section and My Funding Central that have information on grants, fundraising and public services.