Grants and support to Go Green

Find out about grants and support available to help businesses, community groups and individuals go green.

Greening Eden Businesses Grant

Greening Eden Businesses will support local businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, and save money at the same time. Following an environmental assessment with the CBEN partnership, applicants can apply for funding. Grants are for capital investment projects that will significantly reduce the businesses carbon footprint.

Grants range from £1,000 to £10,000 per businesses, depending on the chosen solutions. The grant rate is around 50% of the total cost of investment. This scheme is for businesses located in Eden or whose principal operations are in Eden.

Applications are now open, email

Visit Greening Eden on CBEN website for more information.

Low Carbon Lake District Grant

The Low Carbon Lake District is run by the Lake District Foundation. It aims to enable communities to reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for climate change.

Funding is available to community groups and businesses. They must operate within the Lake District National Park or have some impact within the Lake District National Park. Awarded grants will cover up to 60% of project costs, up to a maximum of £20,000.

The Lake District Foundation are welcoming applications.

Visit low carbon Lake District grant on Lake District Foundation website to learn more.

Community Renewal Fund

The Community Renewal fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK. The fund comprises £220 million of investment across the UK. Cumbria County Council is the lead authority in Cumbria. They are inviting project proposals for up to £3m for projects that align with a number of priorities. Priorities include low carbon initiatives.

Local authorities, voluntary and community sector organisations and local education providers can apply. Submit completed application to by 17 May 2021.

Go to the UK Community Renewal Fund on the Cumbria County Council website to find out more.

Rural Community Energy Fund

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme. It supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects.

Stage 1: grants of up to £40,000 for a feasibility study for a renewable energy project
Stage 2: grants of up to £100,000 for business development and planning of schemes.

Co-ordinated in the north west by the North West Energy Hub. Register your interest by emailing

Go to Rural Community Energy Fund on GOV.UK to learn more.

Green Homes Grant

Eden District now has its own Green Homes Grant (LAD) Schemes. This scheme helps install insulation and low carbon heat measures. It is funded by Central Government. This scheme is for owner occupied households only. With an annual income under £30,000 and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of E, F or G.

Find out more about the Green Home Grant Scheme and apply on the E.ON website.

See our Green Homes Grant web page to find out more.

The Big Solar Co-op

The Big Solar Co-op is a new approach to subsidy-free community solar. They aim to make solar viable on a huge range of sites, principally on rooftops rather than solar fields. If you own or run a potential site for solar PV, or have a good idea for a potential site they want to hear from you.

Go to The Big Solar Coop to learn more.

Urban Tree Challenge Fund

The urban tree challenge fund aims to support the planting of 44,000 large trees by 2023. The fund is open to anyone who wants to plant trees in urban or peri-urban areas. The fund provides 50% of costs for planting schemes.

Applications close 25 July 2021.

Go to Urban Tree Challenge Fund on GOV.UK to find out more.

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 October, 2021.