16 Feb 2024
by Policy, Practice and Innovation Team

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is running a £25.5 million funding package to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.

Eligible organisations are able to apply for 1) an independent energy assessment and 2) capital grants to install energy efficiency measures.

The scheme is open to frontline community organisations across England. Groundwork UK, who are delivering the scheme, are particularly keen to hear from small and medium organisations with significant concerns around energy who are directly supporting individuals and communities with critical needs, especially those related to the rising cost of living.  Examples include:

  • Services that address poverty, including by providing food, warmth, emergency supplies or personal grants 
  • Shelter, accommodation and housing for those most in need 
  • Advice for people experiencing financial, housing or legal challenges
  • Services that address specific physical and mental health issues 
  • Education, training and employment services that improve employability
  • Community hubs or centres, out of which a number of these services operate

Organisations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

And more information can be found here.

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