Energy Saving Trust’s Carbon Emissions Reduction and Innovation Funds Now Open (Great Britain)

Funding to empower householders to reduce their carbon emissions and for the development of innovative products and services related to energy.

The Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund and Innovation Fund make up part of Energy Saving Trust’s Energy Redress Scheme, and have the following aims:

  • To support initiatives principally aimed at reducing the climate change impact associated with energy use, which relate to Ofgem’s regulated areas of energy generation, distribution, supply and use.
  • To support projects that will develop innovative products or services to benefit households.

Applications are accepted from registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies and Cooperative Societies in England, Scotland and Wales that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process.

The Carbon Emissions Reduction funding is for projects that:

  • Can demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy end use and accelerate the transition to net zero carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Have a realistic prospect of delivering broadly replicable benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers.

The Innovation funding is for projects that:

  • Support development of innovative energy products or services to benefit households.
  • Help to reduce the environmental impact of energy use (or have minimal negative impact where the scheme is delivering significant social benefit).

Each fund has a pot of £750,000 and offers grants of £20,000 to £200,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

The deadline to apply is 25 May 2023 at 5pm.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)