Centrica’s £100k grant for schemes tackling climate change

It is offering grants to projects in the north of England that are driving greener futures

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Centrica has set up a fund for communities and innovators in the Northeast, Yorkshire and Humberside, whose initiatives provide sustainable energy solutions.

The Energy for Tomorrow fund can give applicants up to £100,000 in grants if their ideas are seen to provide affordable and accessible solutions to a greener future.

Centrica has revealed that more than 20 projects have benefitted from the funding thus far, with more than £3.5 million spent.

It has stated the revenue from the fund comes from the solar panels it has installed across schools in the UK, which have generated £4.5 million in savings.

Applications for the fund close on 31st March.

Sarah Wright, the fund’s programme manager, said: “We’re looking for projects that can accelerate the energy transition and build a more inclusive future for our country.

“Whether it’s £20,000 to install an electric vehicle charging point in your community centre, or £100,000 to fund a transformational new community energy tool, if you’re a community change maker, we want to hear from you.”