Hounslow Council's Community Energy Fund



Community Energy London have a fantastic set of resources to get started on community energy, including a list of potential suppliers.

Explainers and Guides

Here are some resources that you might find helpful as you embark on your community energy journey:

  • Centre for Sustainable Energy provides a helpful explainer guide for carrying out an energy audit to improve energy efficiency in community buildings. If you’re applying for retrofit, attach potential contractor’s energy survey or fill in as much of the ‘LBH Non-Domestic Energy Survey’ to identify where energy efficiency improvements can be made.

Match Funding

Some useful sources of match funding include:

  • Community Energy England – provides an up-to date list of national and location-based funding opportunities.
  • Centre for Sustainable Energy – list of funding opportunities which may be relevant to your project idea.
  • Awards for All -  between £300 and £10,000 for smaller charities and community-led groups.
  • The National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities – funding over £10,000 for up to five years to VCS groups which plan to take action on issues
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund – funding starts from £3,000 for projects that connect people to local, regional, or national heritage.that matter to people. Covers project activities, operating costs, organisational development, and capital costs.
  • Heathrow Community Trust – funding schemes which improve the environment for communities surrounding the airport, such as increasing the provision of green space, improving the sustainability of community buildings and raising awareness of environmental issues

A number of funds are targeted specifically at churches and faith groups.

Here are some examples:




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