Shropshire Council

Zero-carbon opportunities

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Latest funding opportunities

  • The Marches LEP Government Funding Tracker provides the latest government funding announcements for businesses and stakeholders to keep up to date about important opportunities for the region
  • CREST: University Centre Shrewsbury provides research and innovation support to small and medium enterprises across Shropshire
  • Funding Finder: a free resource for grant fundraisers with information on hundreds of grant funders, including what they fund, and how to apply
  • Grant Finder: the leading funding database in the UK covering local, national, and international sources of funding
  • Grants Online: the UK's most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service

Support and grants for businesses

Business advice and support

Public sector funding

  • Carbon Trust: industry-leading businesses and public sector support
  • Local Partnerships Re:fit: a procurement and delivery mechanism for public bodies for energy efficiency and local energy generation projects
  • Low Carbon Skills Fund: The Low Carbon Skills Fund provides grants to boost decarbonisation skills and unlock decarbonisation in the public sector
  • Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme: aimed at taking a ‘whole building’ approach to heat decarbonisation, combining heat decarbonisation with energy efficiency measures
  • Salix Recycling Fund: capital investment in energy-efficient technologies across the public sector

Financial support and grants for homes

  • Keep Shropshire Warm: our free and impartial energy advice and support service for homeowners, tenants and landlords. The team can support with a wide range of energy queries and help access grants and additional support. Support is available over the phone, online and face to face through a home visit appointment. Take a look at the KSW webpages, call 0800 112 3743 or email
  • Sustainable Warmth Shropshire: a range of energy efficiency and low carbon heating grants available to homeowners and private tenants and landlords. Measures covered include first-time double glazing, solid wall insulation, roof insulation, air source heat pumps and storage heating upgrades
  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme: a government scheme offering up to a £5k upfront voucher to help householders replace old heating systems with low carbon heating such as air source or ground source heat pumps. The scheme is installer-led, so speak to your local installer for more information or visit the Gov.UK website
  • Cost of living help | Shropshire Council: tips on where to find support across Shropshire
  • Energy Company Obligation: a government-backed initiative offering grants for heating and insulation improvements. Funding is delivered by energy companies in partnership with installers. For more information, speak to your local installer or energy company, or contact Keep Shropshire Warm
  • Green Home Finance Accelerator: competition to support the development of innovative green finance products and services, enabling homeowners to decarbonise their homes and improve thermal comfort
  • Support for Solar Panels: if you're looking to install solar panels, you may wish to consider a smart export guarantee (SEG), a type of specially designed tariff that reimburses you for energy that you export to the National Grid. For more information visit the Energy Saving Trust website or speak to your energy supplier
  • Welfare Support Team - are you struggling to meet some of your essential living costs? You may be able to apply for some help from our Welfare Support Team - local welfare provision | Shropshire Council

Home efficiency: advice and guidance

Electric vehicles (EVs) support

Electricity suppliers that support EVs

Further information on EVs

Renewable energy support and advice