VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme
New funding scheme to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.
The £25.5m VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is now open to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.
It is part of the package of over £100 million of support being delivered by the government to help frontline delivery organisations with the increased cost of living.
The scheme will be delivered by a consortium of partners, led by Groundwork UK and supported by Energy Saving Trust, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Locality and Social Investment Business.
The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme will have 2 elements:
- Eligible organisations can apply for the cost and delivery of an independent energy assessment. This will help identify how to reduce bills through measures such as improving or installing new energy features in the building, or changing how energy is used. These assessments will be useful to organisations whether or not they apply for the second element.
This part of the scheme is now open for applications, and will remain open until August 2024.
- Organisations with an energy assessment may then be eligible to apply for a capital grant to install the recommended energy efficiency measures in their premises.
This part of the scheme will open to applications in January 2024 and grant rounds will also run until August 2024.
Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vcse-energy-efficiency-scheme