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What is the UK's £1bn Energy Fund?

Are you in the public sector or looking to cut your business' carbon emission footprint? Find out how the £1bn Energy Fund could help.

Announced in 2020 as part of the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ commitment to supporting the UK during the Coronavirus Crisis, the £1bn Energy Fund is being setup to carbon emissions from businesses as well as supporting the delivery of the government’s net zero and clean-growth goals in the public sector.

The fund is aimed to deliver stimulus to the energy and heat decarbonisation sectors, supporting jobs, and to deliver significant carbon savings within the public sector. Applicants are asked to outline the grant start date and grant end date. Projects should aim to be completed before 30 September 2021.

    Who is eligible?

    Central government departments and their arm’s length bodies (set out in Public Bodies as published by the Cabinet Office). For central government departments where their roles are reserved (i.e. not devolved to Scottish or Welsh Governments or the Northern Ireland Executive), funding may be used for estates located anywhere within the UK.

    • Emergency services
    • Institutions of further and higher education
    • Local authorities
    • Maintained schools within the state education system, including academies, Multi-Academy Trusts and free schools
    • Nursery schools maintained by a local authority
    • NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts
    • Non-departmental public bodies


    How we can help

    Centrica Business Solutions can help you successful access and leverage the £1bn Energy Fund for energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures. Our energy experts have been helping the public sector for over 40 years with the deployment on on-site energy solutions and services; operations and maintenance support and energy performance contracts.

    Funding pledged for projects to be completed by September 2021.
    Up to 100% of capital energy-saving projects that meet the scheme criteria covered.