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To help you kickstart the energy projects most important for Oldham, we’re using this page to bring together a list of current funding sources that could help you bring your ideas to life

Energy efficiency in the home

GM Green Homes Grant – the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are running a Green Homes Grant scheme. Eligible residents can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of installing energy efficiency measures in their properties. For more information check out their website.

National energy efficiency grant schemes – You can find out about eligibility for national schemes here.

Trusts and Grants for community projects

Together for Our Planet fund 
Deadline 18 November
£1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like: food transport energy waste and consumption the natural environment. You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply.

Powering our Communities Fund (Electricity North West)
Deadline: Friday 3rd December 2021
£1,000 and £15,000 funding for projects that put community and local energy at the heart of our communities. Projects should be:

  • Investigating or piloting new business models or new ways of working
  • Scaling up delivery of a community or local energy project or group
  • Addressing a specific barrier that is holding back the development of community or local energy.

Deadline: January 31st 
Between $5,000 and $15,000 to fund support innovative work that addresses the root causes of the environmental crisis and seeks to protect both the environment and affected communities. They focus on places where they’ve built connections through outdoor recreation and through our network of retail stores, nationally and internationally.

Cooperative Local Community Fund
Deadline: ongoing, applications will open again in Spring 2022
Up to £2000 for community projects.

Lush Charity Pot 
Deadline: ongoing
Up to £10,000 (average £2000 – 4000) targeted funding to small, grassroots groups for project that tackle root cause of problems.

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