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Community grants

Grants for voluntary and community sector organisations for the benefit of local communities.

SHIRE Climate Change Grant

The SHIRE Community Climate Change grants scheme has been re-launched for 2017-18.

Groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply to help them to reduce their carbon emissions by improving their community buildings.

The grant fund is for community projects in Leicestershire (not Leicester City or Rutland) that help to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings and make local environmental changes to help reduce carbon emissions.

A maximum grant of £5,000 per applicant is available for projects in any one financial year.
Grants are available for:

  • EPC’s (Energy Performance Certificate) or DEC’s (Display Energy Certificate) of community buildings
  • Installation of energy efficiency measures such as new heating systems, roof or cavity wall insulation or low energy lighting
  • Installation of renewable energy systems

Who can apply

  • Parish and town councils
  • Local community groups
  • Faith groups and charities
  • Village/community building management committees

Application forms, conditions and guidance

Please read the Guidelines and Grant Aid Conditions before completing the grant application form.

Once completed please send it with supporting documents to the contact details provided in the Grant Application Pack.

Guidelines and conditions    Opens new window

Application form     Opens new window

Closing dates

The grants scheme consists of three rounds with closing dates of:

  • Friday 30 June 2017
  • Monday 30 October 2017
  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
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