Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund

On 10 December 2020 Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme launched its new Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Thursday 11 February 2021.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to register by Thursday 14 January 2021.

The fund will support charity initiatives that reduce the climate change impact associated with energy use.

In line with Ofgem’s strategic approach, this fund looks to meet the challenge of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The fund awards grants between £50,000 and £500,000 to projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy end use and accelerate the transition to net zero carbon
  • Show a realistic prospect of delivering broadly replicable benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers
  • Proved to be efficiently managed throughout the project.

The application pack can be found

Further details can be found here.

Coincidentally the release of this fund come at the same time period when a Coroner has  concluded that air pollution played a role in the tragic death of nine-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah in 2013.

You may find the statement of Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London about this of interest as you consider the opportunity of this new fund here.