Energy Efficiency Grant for Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Organisations

January 17, 2024

The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme will help eligible organisations in England to deliver more efficient services for people and communities by saving money on their energy bills.

The VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is offering independent energy assessments to help identify energy-saving opportunities in your building and is also now offering capital grants to implement measures recommended in your assessment.

Applicant organisations must be a VCSE based in England and delivering 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.

How Does It Work?
Use the eligibility checker (via the link below) to see if you’re eligible to apply for the cost and delivery of an Independent Energy Assessment (IEA).  If you’re successful, they'll match you up with an independent energy assessor who will work with you to assess your building and help identify energy-saving opportunities.

An IEA is a comprehensive evaluation of your building’s energy usage, efficiency and potential for energy savings, conducted by a qualified and experienced independent energy assessor.

With a satisfactory IEA, and provided you meet the wider eligibility criteria, your organisation may also apply for a Capital Grant. Capital Grants of between £2,000 and £150,000 can be used to install capital energy efficiency measures, identified in your IEA, to reduce your building’s energy costs and support the delivery of your frontline services.

Find out if you are eligible