Tewkesbury Borough Council |UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund - Energy Efficiency Grants for Community Buildings

Tewkesbury Borough Council has allocated over £250,000 from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) towards improving the energy efficiency of community buildings.

Who is eligible?

  • Registered Charities
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • CASC (Community Amateur Sports Clubs) if they can demonstrate a wider community benefit

What will be funded?

  • Only capital costs will be covered. This means you must spend grants on lasting assets such as a building or equipment.
  • You can apply for this grant to improve the energy efficiency of your community building

How much funding is available?

Grants of between £2,500 and £24,999 can be requested, with 15% match funding required from applicants.

How to apply

The grant application process for 2024/25 funding, which is being administered by GRCC, is now open and the closing date for applications is 9am on Friday, 24th May 2024.

Applications for 2024/25 funding can be submitted at any time until the closing date.

Please use the links below to read the application guidelines, take a look at the blank sample application form to get an overview of all the questions you will be asked, and then submit your application using the online form.

REPF Energy Efficiency for Community Buildings Guidelines (pdf, 247KB)

Sample Application Form (pdf)

REPF Energy Efficiency for Community Buildings Online Application Form

All applications should be submitted using the online application form, before the closing date of 9am on Friday, 24th May 2024. 

On 18th March 2024 we held an online information session covering both the Energy Efficiency for Community Buildings and the Enhancing Cultural, Historical and Heritage Institutions grants.   Please see the notes from the Q&A and the slides from the presentation for extra information.

If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact Louise Fletcher at GRCC - email louisef@grcc.org.uk or phone 01452 528491.

See ACRE's 2024 free publication "Village & Community Halls: A Net-Zero Design Guide" for information and inspiration about how to make your community building more sustainable and cheaper to run.   Also don't miss the VAT advice in the "How To Pay For It" section - your project might qualify for a zero-rate of VAT.