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Funding for community groups

Looking for funding for your community project?

Funding for community groups to deliver energy efficiency projects is available from the Scottish Government and other organisations, but sometimes it can be daunting to know where to start. We’ll point you in the right direction.

First, get in touch with our Communities Officer to discuss your project and what might be available to you. We’ll then put you in touch with the right people – it may be one of our advice centres, or another organisation we work with.

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Current funds available

Funding awards are usually made on a round-by-round basis, with specific deadlines and availability at different times of year. The funds below are an example of what’s currently available but this can change. Check back here regularly to see what’s on offer, or get in touch to discuss your options.

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Funding Scotland

Funding Scotland lists funders with a track record of supporting a wide variety of projects in Scotland, and is run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.


SP Energy Networks

The Transmission Net Zero Fund supports community organisations develop net zero plans including improving energy efficiency, electric vehicle transport and low and zero emission renewable heating systems.


Energy Redress Scheme

Visit the Energy Redress Scheme website to find out about funding for a range of projects, from making homes more energy efficient to giving advice that helps people keep on top of their bills.

Community renewables

Get funding, advice and support on renewable energy projects from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), delivered by Local Energy Scotland.

MCS Charitable Foundation

Grant funding for a range of projects that accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

Supporting rural communities fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund offer grants for rural communities across the UK to deliver projects that support their community.

Business Energy Scotland

Free and impartial expertise to help small and medium-sized enterprises save energy, carbon and money - inclusing those that are community groups.

Foundation Scotland

Search for a diverse range of funding programmes across Scotland. Some funds listed are available on a Scotland-wide basis, and others are aimed at specific geographical areas or themes.

Greener travel

Fancy getting an ebike fleet for your neighbourhood? Our eBike Grant Fund helps community groups buy ebikes with funding from the Scottish Government.

National Lottery Community Fund

Grant funding to support community led activity and wellbeing in Scotland.

Community Learning Exchange

The Community Learning Exchange offers funding for community organisations to learn from each other’s valuable experiences.

Contact our communities officer

There’s lots of help out there to make your community greener, but sometimes it’s tricky to know who to turn to. Our community officer can help you navigate your options.

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