Islington council is preparing new planning guidance on how buildings can reduce their carbon emissions. You can get involved by reading the scoping paper and completing a survey at the Let's Talk Islington webpage.
There are several national funding streams or schemes that could help your organisation reduce its carbon footprint.
Part of the Government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund, Innovate UK provides funding for innovate projects.
You can get a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant that government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. The maximum grant available for cars is £3,000.
Sole traders, micro businesses and charities can apply for a grant of up to £9,500 to scrap or retrofit their vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards. The grant can be used to retrofit your current light van or minibus to make it greener, or can be put it towards the cost of a cleaner vehicle.
Salix provides interest-free government funding to the public sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills.
Loan or investment funding to support carbon reduction is available from several organisations, including:
WRAP is a charity that promotes and encourages sustainable resource use through product design, waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and reprocessing of waste materials. They often manage grant schemes to help organisations with waste reduction projects.
WRAP oversees the Courtald Commitment 2030 which is a voluntary agreement that enables collaborative action across the entire UK food chain to deliver farm-to-fork reductions in food waste, greenhouse gas emissions and water stress that will help the UK food and drink sector achieve global environmental goals.
The organisation also manages the Guardians of Grub scheme, aimed at empowering professionals from across the hospitality and food service sector to reduce the amount of food thrown away in their organisations, with a suite of free resources.