Professional Energy Purchasing (PEP) have been appointed as specialist advisors for the Sheffield City Council led Low Carbon Community and Culture Project.
This funding will help charities, community groups, and not-for-profit social enterprises delivering community or cultural activities from public facing premises in Sheffield to reduce their energy and carbon emissions.
Our specialist advisors will guide organisations through every stage of the process including:
helping you understand your energy usage
providing a free energy survey to show you how much energy you use now and how you could save energy
helping you to understand the results of the survey and how you could fund improvements, including whether you could apply for a grant through the project
About the grants
As part of the project, organisations will have the chance to apply for funding to help pay for eligible energy-saving changes identified in their survey.
For projects costing up to £20,000
you can apply for a grant to cover up to 100% of the project cost
you can apply for up to £15,000
For projects costing more than £20,000
you can apply for a grant to cover up to 75% of the project cost
you can apply for between £15,000 and £25,000
If there is enough funding available, they may be able to explore grants of more than £25,000 in exceptional cases.
If your grant covers less than 100% of your project cost, your organisation will need to be able to cover the remaining cost in other ways.
To be eligible to take part in the scheme, you must:
be an organisation, or group of organisations, delivering community or cultural activity from public facing premises in Sheffield (this includes charities, community groups and not-for-profit social enterprises)
deliver services or activities out of buildings used mainly for community or cultural purposes
be able to provide 12 months’ energy bills (or however many months you’ve been in your premises, if less than 12 months)
if you are a business, you must have had less than £315,000 Minimal Financial Assistance subsidy over the last 3 years (ask us about this if you’re not sure)
if you are a tenant, you must have the approval of your landlord to make changes to the building
the premises you operate from must be public-facing, such as being accessible by the community
If you are a group of organisations, you must be able to identify one lead organisation who will hold the grant and be accountable for it. You must also be able to explain how and why the organisations are working together.
To find out more about the funding visit https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/business/low-carbon-community-and-culture-project
The Low Carbon Community and Culture Project has received £2,198,900 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.