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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (charities only – possibility for partnerships)
Power to Change
Reaching Communities England
UK Power Networks
Energy Saving Trust
City Bridge Trust
Community Energy General Project Funding
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.