Climate change strategy

Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding relevant to our strategy.

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme provides grants for public sector bodies to fund energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation measures.  The Council has submitted bids for funding for the replacement of gas-fired boilers at Campus East, Campus West and Hatfield swim centre with air source heat pumps and water source heat pumps that will reduce emissions by two-thirds.

The Green Homes Grant is available to local authorities, homeowners and landlords to apply for grants for energy efficiency improvements.  Vouchers cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements up to a maximum of £5,000 and up to £10,000 for households receiving certain benefits.

The Government has announced £20 million of funding for local authorities to boost the number of on-street electric vehicle charge points in their areas.

The Woodland Carbon Fund supports the planting of productive, multi-purpose woodlands of more than 5 hectares to help store carbon.

The Woodland Carbon Guarantee offers payments for carbon sequestration to landowners who plant new woodlands.