At Parish Buying we believe that is important for all churches to have the opportunity and resources to go green, however, we understand that investing in your church's net-zero journey could become costly. As a result, we have put together a collection of funding options that provide support to faith organisations and organisations that are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Click on the organisation names below for more information on the financial assistance that they provide.
The Charity Bank provides loans to small and large organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose.
Loans are provided to social enterprises and other community organisations that benefit people and communities for a variety of needs including property purchase or refurbishments, capital investments, asset purchases, working capital loans and underwriting facilities for fund-raising programmes.
These loans are available to not-for-profit organisations, parish councils, charities, community groups, community buildings, voluntary organisations, social enterprises.
All Churches Trust funds projects that demonstrate an impact on people and communities. When applying churches will need to include clear (and where possible, measurable) outcomes for projects and demonstrate how they will ensure sustainability beyond the potential funding.
Managed by Centrica, EfT offers grants to innovative projects that are accelerating the energy transition. This includes reducing carbon emissions, changing societal and customer use of energy or helping communities improve their energy management and deliver real benefit to the local area.
Set up in 1995, the Naturesave Trust funds environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK, in particular start-up grants for community renewable energy projects.
They are currently changing the way they award grants to having targeted specific projects for each funding window – the next window is due to open later in 2021.
These grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, parish councils, charities, community groups, voluntary organisations.
This is a £100 million fund with the purpose of enabling people and communities to deliver high impact, community-led climate action in the areas of sustainable energy, transport, consumption, food and protecting/generating space and habitats.
Available to not-for-profit organisations, charities, community groups, community buildings, voluntary organisations – priority is currently being given to communities adversely impacted by COVID-19, but will support organisations to:
In order to support communities to thrive, we aim to:
More information can be found at https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund#section-1