Funding: Grants to make your community building lean and green

Grants to make your community building lean and green

Does your community centre cost a fortune to run? Are you concerned about your village hall’s carbon footprint? Local groups in the Midlands, the South West and South Wales can now apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help reduce energy use in their community buildings.

The WPD Community Chest is a grant scheme funded by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and administered by CSE. A total of £50,000 is up for grabs. The aim is to help community groups carry out simple but effective energy efficiency improvements in village halls and community buildings, after carrying out their own energy audits. The maximum award per group will be £1,000, but you can apply for less than this.

Perhaps your community building needs insulation, a new heating system, lighting sensors, double glazing or more efficient taps? We’ll provide groups with an energy survey template so that they can walk around their building and assess what most needs doing. Then they just need to get some quotes for having those improvements done, and send back a short application form.

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