2020 funding opportunities

24 January 2020

New year = lots of new funding opportunities for community energy projects and groups!

Trusthouse grants for community centres - The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is offering community centres in deprived urban and rural communities the opportunity to apply for capital grants of between £7,500 and £60,000. Grants can be used to fund new buildings, upgrade existing buildigs, or improve outside space. All applicants must have secured 50% of the total cost of the work and have local community fundraising underway. For further details.

Community Shares Booster Programme – This funding scheme will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares in community business that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and engagement in disadvantaged or under-represented areas. The programme, funded by Power to Change, will also provide development grants of up to £10,000 to help societies get investment ready and meet standards of good practice. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Tesco Bags of Helps grants – This grant scheme, funded by sales of Tesco carrier bags and administered by the national charity Groundwork, aims to help thousands of community projects that benefit their local area. Grants of up to £2000 are available to support a very wide range of initiatives and applications are welcomed throughout the year. Submit one now! 

Megawatt Community Energy grants – The Megawatt Community Energy Fund is offering grants of up to £5,000 (possibly more in exceptional circumstances) for projects that aim to: raise awareness of climate change, reduce fossil fuel consumption or reduce fuel poverty. Grants are available to projects operating in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Sedgemoor District. The fund is open for applications between 12th February and 8th April 2020.