The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is a UK Government grant that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint and its installation. A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation. The main requirement is that a person owns, leases, or has ordered a qualifying vehicle and has dedicated off-street parking at their property. A person may apply for 2 chargepoints at the same property if they have 2 qualifying vehicles.
Every 3 months, the fund shares £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.
Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and applications are considered in the next funding round. Funding is awarded in April, July, October and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before. Eg. for the April round, applications will close on the 15th March.
Applications must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.
This an independent organisation – working to address the climate emergency. Not a funding source but with links to funding.
Here you will find lots of information as well as tools to help you evaluate your needs, links to funding sources and suggestions for saving money by switching suppliers. It covers not only home improvements but also low carbon travel.
UK Government grant for rural communities
The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to the community. A scheme has been revamped from 2019 and grants are available of:
Landowners, land managers and public bodies can apply to the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) for support to create new woodland, including through natural colonisation, on areas as small as 1 hectare. EWCO opened for applications on 9 June 2021 and replaces the Woodland Carbon Fund, which closed for applications in March 2021.
The grant is administered by the Forestry Commission and is funded through the Nature for Climate Fund.
EWCO is one of a suite of Forestry Commission initiatives to support woodland creation and tree planting across England.
See their Create woodland: overview page for details of other current funding opportunities.