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VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme: The first round of applications are open NOW!

The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme offers independent energy assessments to help identify energy-saving opportunities in your building. From January, the scheme will offer capital grants to implement measures recommended in your assessment.

Applicant organisations must be VCSE-based in England and deliver frontline services. They must be able to demonstrate that they are financially sustainable, require support around energy and are not suitable for blended finance or loan support through other schemes.

The scheme is funded as part of a package of over £100 million of support being delivered by the Government to help frontline delivery organisations with the increased cost of living.

The first step in the application process is for groups to use the online eligibility checker to see if they can apply for the cost and delivery of an Independent Energy Assessment (IEA).

Those who are successful will be matched up with an independent energy assessor who will assess the building and help identify energy-saving opportunities.

You can also join their webinar, 30 January 2024 to cover the following: 

  • Overview of the scheme, key dates and what is available
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply for the cost and delivery of an Independent Energy Assessment (IEA)
  • How to apply for the capital grant
  • Top tips for grant applications

These webinars will also provide information on how applications will be prioritised if the scheme is oversubscribed, plus space for your questions.

Click here to book their webinar