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Community climate change grants

Community climate change grants are available for projects in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland) to improve energy efficiency in the area and reduce the potential impacts of climate change for community buildings.

Recipients of grants for renewable energy systems will not be able to claim Government subsidies such as Feed in Tariffs (FITs) or Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI).

For more information, contact Nailesh Ramaiya at Leicestershire County Council on:

  • Tel: 0116 3058111
  • Email: Nailesh.Ramaiya@leics.gov.uk


Who can apply?

  • Parish and town councils
  • local community groups
  • faith groups & charities
  • village/community building management committees


What might eligible projects include?

  • Energy audits of community buildings
  • Training courses run for the community relating to energy efficiency/climate change
  • Installation of renewable energy systems
  • Installation of energy efficiency measures such as new heating systems, roof or cavity wall insulation or low energy lighting

Applications are now open for projects looking to improve energy efficiency and reduce the potential impacts of climate change for community buildings in Leicestershire.

For further information go to: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/community-grants


How much is available?

The maximum grant available per applicant is £5,000 in any one financial year;

  • 75% of the cost of a professional energy audit up to £1000
  • 50% of the cost of community events or training up to a maximum of £2500
  • Either 20% or 50% towards the cost of the installation projects or energy efficient measures

Applications for practical projects to replace existing equipment in buildings such as gas boilers or standard double glazing are unlikely to be offered more than 20% towards the cost of the project.

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