Shropshire Council

Low-carbon funding

Funding for businesses, public and homes

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Opportunities for businesses

  1. Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP): Lower your energy bills in your business, so if you are looking to cut costs and save carbon, we can help.
  2. Business Growth ProgrammeGrant support for individuals and businesses looking to start, grow and expand in the Marches LEP area.
  3. CREST University Centre Shrewsbury provides research and innovation support to small and medium enterprises across Shropshire.
  4. Low Carbon Opportunities Programme (LoCOP): Do you have the potential for high-tech green growth, and develop innovative low carbon solutions?
  5. MarRE: Marches Renewable Energy (MarRE) provides grants to support renewable energy (small scale non-commercial) between 4-200kWp. MarRE is part-funded by the ERDF. The project runs to 31 December 2021.
  6. Marches Growth HubYour gateway to business support: The Growth Hub is the portal for businesses to access support, including information on grants.
  7. Save Money Cut Carbon: A purchasing service for businesses and homes: We help everyone with products and expertise to save money and cut carbon.

Opportunities for the public sector

  1. Carbon Trust: Industry-leading businesses and public sector support.
  2. Local Partnerships Re:fit: The Re:fit programme is a procurement initiative for public bodies for energy efficiency and local energy generation projects.
  3. SEPuBu: Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings: A match-funded scheme for local authorities to assist innovative retrofitting to save carbon and costs.
  4. SALIX: Zero-interest finance for low carbon projects.  

Opportunities for homes

  1. Energy Saving Trust:  Find out more about energy for your home.
  2. Emergency Central Heating Offer (ECHO): Provides gas boiler replacements. Residents must be in a ‘no-heat’ situation due to a broken boiler.
  3. Green Homes Grants(closed, Local Area Delivery coming soon). Support to homeowners, tenants and landlords to install air source heat pumps, insulation, storage heaters, double glazing and high-performance doors.
  4. Keep Shropshire Warm:  0800 112 3743 or email Advice@mea.org.uk
  5. Marches Energy Agency: Provides support on fuel poverty, domestic energy and grants, assistance and advice for businesses and homeowners.
  6. Warmer Homes ShropshireGrants to install first-time central heating, gas or air source heat pumps where possible. For households without central heating (open fires, Rayburns etc). Available to owner occupiers and private tenants.
  7. OLEV GrantsHome charging points for electric vehicles.

Large-scale renewable energy

  1. Community Energy – SharenergyLocal people within a community come together to develop an energy project, with capital raised by selling shares. 
  2. Rural Community Energy Fund: A revised £10m programme to support rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects.
  3. Shropshire and Telford Community Energy: A 'community benefit' society to develop and own community energy projects in Shropshire and Telford.

Further resources