Funding Sources and Grant Information | United Kingdom

Funding Sources and Grant Information

United Kingdom

Please choose a programs from the list below for United Kingdom:

Salix Finance: Ring Fenced Fund & Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

Funding available for:
  • All energy efficiency measures
  • Loans targeted at specific projects, which when completed repay their costs to Salix from the energy savings.
  • There is a focus on cost effective projects with high carbon reduction impact.
  • Preference will be given to those projects that can deliver longer term cost effective CO2 savings.
Eligible regions:
  • United Kingdom
Scheme type:
  • Refurbishment
Eligible organisation types:
  • Education Government
  • Local authority
  • Public sector
  • School/university/college
Ring Fenced Fund:
  • Salix provides grants of typically £250,000 and up to £500,000 in some cases to kick-start an energy efficiency drive affecting all components of the recipient's estate.
Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme:
  • £50 million has been made available by Salix finance and additional funding from Government to support an interest free loans schemes for public sector organisations.
  • The loans are available to cover the full cost of installing energy efficiency products.
  • Repayments of the loan are expected to be covered using the energy savings achieved by the projects.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Maximum 5 year payback period and £100/tCO2 lifetime basis
Further information:
Contact details:

Enhancing Communities (SITA Trust)

Funding available for:
  • physical improvements to community facilities, with awards between £1 and £50,000, e.g. sport and recreation facilities, public parks, cycle paths, public playgrounds etc.
Eligible region:
  • 90 funding zones around qualifying waste processing sites owned by SITA UK. On-line postcode checker is available at or call on 01454 262910 with your project site’s postcode.
Eligible Organisation types:
  • Not-for-profit organisations including community groups, parish councils, charities, local authorities and voluntary organisations.
Funding requirements:
  • projects with an overall value not exceeding £250,000
  • SITA UK requires that 11.5% of the money provided is recovered from third parties (= Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment).
  • The maximum duration of any project development is three years.
  • Projects which have already been carried out or started (no retrospective funding) can not be funded.
Further information and Contact details:
SITA Trust
The Barn
Brinkmarsh Lane
South Gloucestershire
GL12 8PT
Tel: (01454) 262910
Fax: (01454) 269090

Energy Efficiency Loans (Carbon Trust)

Funding available for:
  • Energy-efficient equipment such as lighting, boilers or insulation
Eligible organizations:
  • Small or medium-sized business in England, Wales or Scotland
  • Loans £3,000 to £100,000 at 0% fixed interest
Further information

Scotland: Central Energy Efficiency Fund CEEF

Funding available for:
  • all energy efficiency capital investment projects that:
    • deliver energy, cost and carbon savings
    • with the monetary savings being returned to the central fund to finance further energy efficiency improvements.
Eligible region: Scotland
Eligible organisation types:
  • Government
  • Local authority
  • Public sector
Scheme type:
  • New installations
  • Refurbishment
Funding requirements:
  • Measures which reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Projects on the local authority’s / Scottish Water’s / Health Board’s property
  • Projects which have a simple payback of 5 years for energy efficiency
Time scale: ongoing
Further information:
Contact details:
Scottish Government
Dawn McFarlane -  

Scotland: Scottish Community Foundation Strengthening Communities

Funding available for:
  • All energy efficiency projects
Eligible region: Scotland
Scheme type: Any schemes
Eligible organisation types:
  • smaller organisations that have an income of less than £250,000 per annum
Community Grants:
  • grants of up to £5,000
  • up to 100% of the relevant costs
  • for relatively small projects, where the funding amount requested is at least 25% of the total project costs
  • Activities for more than 12 months are not funded.
  • Grants must be spent within one year.
NOT funded:
  • Individuals & unconstituted groups
  • Organisations with an income of over £250,000
  • Grant requests for less than 25% of the total project cost
  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before a decision on an application has been made (retrospective funding)
Contact details:
Scottish Community Foundation
3rd Floor Empire House
131 West Nile Street
G1 2RX
T: 0141 341 4960 / 0141 225 6670

Northern Ireland -NIE Energy Commercial LED Lighting Offer

Funding available for:
  • The capital costs of LED lighting. As a general rule this includes only the equipment itself.
Eligible region: Northern Ireland
Funding requirements:
  • You must be in receipt of a grant offer letter from NIE Energy before proceeding with any work.
  • LEDs must meet the LED Guidelines.
  • Grants are only available for the purchase of new LEDs.
  • Only one application will be permitted per commercial building with a maximum of one grant overall.