Low Carbon - Community and Culture Project

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The Low Carbon - Community and Culture Project has received funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to distribute grants to community and cultural organisations delivering from public-facing buildings in Sheffield, to explore ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiencies in your owned or leased building. 

£600,000 has been allocated for distribution in 2024; comprising roughly of 40 grants of up to £15,000 each.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ukshared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

I am interested, what next?

Please complete our Expression of Interest form to find out more. We will be in touch to discuss what you have in mind and explore your eligibility for progression to the next stage of the programme which will be an introduction to the appointed energy experts (PEP) who will conduct further diagnostics and an energy audit.

South Yorkshire Community Foundation will then support you with an agreed grant application including gathering quotes to cost the work.

The activity must take place and be completed by December 2024.

Please see our Guidance notes below for more information. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Low Carbon Community and Culture Project Guidance Notes

Further information about eligibility can be found here. Please read before submitting your Expression of Interest.

(PDF, 173 KB)

Organisation Utilities Consumption form

If you are able to access your building's energy usage, please complete and return this form along with your Expression of Interest form.

(XLS, 42.5 KB)

Low Carbon Community and Culture Project Tenant Key Lease Terms

The appropriate declaration, confirming building ownership/management will need to be completed to progress to the next stage.

(DOC, 308 KB)

Low Carbon Community and Culture Landlord Declaration in Principle

The appropriate declaration, confirming building ownership/management will need to be completed to progress to the next stage.

(DOC, 313 KB)

Meet Jess

Jess is responsible for leading the team that delivers effectively and efficiently the SYCF's Grants Programmes and identifying improved ways of working and streamlining. Jess will be the lead officer for managing SYCF's proactive volunteer recruitment for its panels, recruiting and increasing diversity, training and providing on-going support including an annual panel members event. Her working days are Tuesday to Friday.

Jess O'Neill

Grants and Partnerships Manager

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