Renewable Technology Grants
Renewable technology grants if available will usually come from three possible sources:
- National Grants – these are usually funded by an arm of the government such as the BERR or DEFRA and the current main source of grants is the Low Carbon Buildings Programme. For detailed information click here.
- Local Authority Grants – these may be offered by your local council area and could take the form of a cashback scheme after works are complete or may require you to use a specific installer. For detailed information click here.
- Grants from Energy Suppliers – the big utility companies (British Gas, Scottish Power etc.) are required to carry out specific amounts of energy saving work each year and so in some cases grants are beginning to be given on certain renewable technologies often from a particular manufacturer/installer of a renewable system. For detailed information click here.
Community Buildings Grants
Grants for the installation of microgeneration technologies are available to public sector buildings (including schools, hospitals, housing associations and local authorities) and charitable bodies. More information can be found here:
Another possible source of funding for community buildings can be the ‘Big Lottery’, check here to see if there is anything available:
Grants for renewables including biofuels are sometimes available and the most likely sources of information are: