Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT)
CERT is statutory obligation on the six largest energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency improvements in housing. Funding is available for various measures including insulation, heating upgrades and renewables. Funding under CERT will be available until December 2012.
Community Energy Saving Programme CESP
Is a new £350 million programme that will target households in designated areas of deprivation across Great Britain. CESP will promote a whole-house approach to energy efficiency and will be funded by the energy suppliers and generators.
Eaga Partnership Charitable Trust
The aim of this fund is the relief of fuel poverty and the promotion of energy efficiency. Priority will be given to projects which focus on fuel poverty and health, hard to heat homes and rural fuel poverty. Applications are based on merit and there is no minimum or maximum limit to the grant.
Regional Growth Fund
The Regional Growth Fund aims to promote long term growth and employment in the private sector across England. It is open to private-public partnerships and private bodies. It is administered by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is open for first round applications from now until the 21st of January 2011.
European Regional Development Fund
Available through Regional Development Agencies this funding is aimed at innovation and knowledge transfer, enterprise, sustainable development and building sustainable communities. In England 3.2bn Euros has been allocated for the period 2007-13.
Landlords Energy Saving Allowance
The Landlords Energy Saving Allowance (LESA) is a deduction for income tax purposes when energy efficiency investments are made to properties. It is open to all landlords who pay income tax and who let residential property. Tax relief is for a maximum of £1,500 per property and landlords can claim the allowance when completing their tax return.
Funding for Social Housing
Regional Housing Boards and Single Regional Housing Pot
For 2008-2011 the Department of Communities and Local government (CLG) has allocated £10.4 billion for regional housing capital programmes covering new social housing and improvements to the existing housing stock. We recommend that you contact the Housing Secretariat at your Regional Assembly to discuss any potential funding sources for your area.
Funding for Renewable Energy
Feed -in -Tariffs
Individuals, local authorities, community groups and other organisations who install low carbon electricity generating technologies up to 5MW will be eligible to receive Feed-in-Tariffs. The introduction of Feed-in-Tariffs aims to incentivise the installation of small scale, low carbon electricity generating technologies. Each installation will qualify for a payment for each kW they produce and a further payment for each kW exported to the grid.
Funding for Community Projects
Community Sustainable Energy Programme
Available to not-for-profit community based organisations in England. Funding is available for the installation of energy efficiency measures and microgeneration technologies as well as feasibility studies. Not available to local authorities or housing associations, but good to be aware of.
Big Lottery Fund
Grants are available to organisations in the public and private sectors. This funding supports a range of measures and proposals are welcomed. Big lottery fund offers a large number of programmes - a search function on their website can help to identify the most relevant funding.
Funding for Local Authority own estate and other initiatives
Salix is an independent company funded by the Carbon Trust to work with the public sector to reduce carbon emissions by investing in energy efficiency measures. Salix provides both grant funding and expertise. A range of measures are eligible for funding and Salix typically provides grants of £250,000 and up to £500,000.
Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEP's)
A share of a three-year funding package of £185 million from Communities and Local Government is available from the nine RIEPs which were created in April 2008. Depending on your RIEPs priorities funding is potentially available for projects relating to climate change.
Primary Care Trust
Health authorities are sometimes willing to invest in energy efficiency measures in the homes of the fuel poor. It is often more cost effective for health authorities to invest in reducing ill health rather than to spend money on treating the health problems.
Urban Energy has earned a reputation as the south’s leading renewable energy specialist. This has been achieved by ensuring that from the initial point of client contact we offer 1st class customer service and care.
We only install products that lead the way within the renewable energy industry and that are renowned for their high quality and ecologically sound production. This reflects our own high standards and quality assurance.
We understand that introducing a renewable energy system to either your home or business is an investment that lasts for many years. With our in-house electrical and plumbing division it is our promise to you the customer that your satisfaction and peace of mind throughout this period is our number one priority.
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