The fund is open to local not-for-profit groups and partnerships for community-driven projects which address climate change while tackling energy challenges across the UK.
Applicants can apply for £500,000 to £1.5 million over two to five years for place-based partnerships, UK-wide partnerships or single voluntary and community organisations.
Projects are required to do at least one of the following:
- Encourage people and communities to use energy in an environmentally friendly way.
- Bring communities together so that they can explore ways to promote energy efficiency.
- Enable communities to understand and engage with opportunities for clean energy generation, which do not use fossil fuels.
Grants can be used on project costs, revenue costs and some capital costs. It is expected that most funding will be for revenue.