Haringey Community Carbon Fund
- Year 3 - applying for the third round
- Year 2 - second round of successful projects
- Year 1 - first round of successful projects
Year 3 - applying to the Community Carbon Fund
As part of our Climate Change Action Plan, we are funding local decarbonisation projects delivered by our community in the borough. Please read the information below to find out what kind of carbon reduction projects we are looking to fund.
If you are looking to apply for funding in Year 3, some information is available below to help prepare your carbon reduction project.
How much funding is available?
The Haringey Community Carbon Fund (HCCF) is part of a 4-year programme with a total pot of £300,000 available. An estimated minimum of £70,000 will be available for the third year of funding (2024/25) which will open in Autumn 2023. The final funding pot of an estimated £70,000 will likely open in Autumn 2024.
In year 2, three different grant sizes were available:
- Large grant of up to £50,000
- Medium grants of up to £15,000
- Micro grants of up to £1,000
All community groups who want to apply for the micro to large grants will be required to demonstrate that they work for the public benefit, and are based in and/or predominantly active in Haringey. The eligibility criteria will differ based on the size of the grant.
Local schools or businesses may also apply if they meet the listed eligibility criteria.
Micro grants will be accessible to any individual or community group proposing a project in Haringey.
Bid applications will be scored on a range of criteria. More detail about this is set out in the brochure. Scoring criteria cover areas on carbon reduction, project delivery, budget, and community engagement.
Indicative application time frames for Year 3 (to be confirmed):
Autumn 2023: the third round of funding will be announced
Early 2024: the bid period for the third round of funding will close and applications will be reviewed
March/April 2024: applicants will be informed whether their bid has been successful or not, and how much funding they can expect to receive. Unsuccessful applicants will receive feedback on their applications and are encouraged to apply again in future rounds
You can download the relevant documents below to find out more about the bid and to prepare your application for the next funding round. Please note that documents may be updated when the next round of funding is opened.
Please fully read the brochure and terms of agreement before applying. All successful applicants will need to sign a grant agreement.
- Community Carbon Fund 2022-2025 brochure (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Community Carbon Fund Grant Agreement - draft (PDF, 748KB)
Support and FAQs
A FAQs and Support Document (PDF, 253KB) has been prepared for applicants who may have questions about Community Carbon Fund and the bidding process. It also includes guidance on how to calculate the carbon savings from your project. Please note this document may be updated when the next funding round opens.
We can answer any further questions not included above and can provide support in preparing the applications. Please contact us at email@example.com
If you would like a translated version of the brochure or any of the bid documents, please see our translation and interpreting services page. You can also contact the Carbon Management Team with any specific requests.
Year 2 - second round of successful community carbon reduction projects
The second year of the Community Carbon Fund closed on 6 January 2023.
- Number of organisations that were awarded funding: 7
- Total amount of funding granted to projects in year 2: £85,944. This is funded through the allocation of £70,000 for Year 2 by Cabinet, plus the unspent money from Year 1.
These innovative projects aim to reduce energy use and increase the sustainability of organisations. They also help to engage on and raise awareness of climate change within the wider communities, promoting the actions we can take to reduce our impact.
The Community Carbon Fund is just one way in which we are implementing the Haringey Deal, to support residents and communities working together to tackle the climate emergency.
Successful projects details
The 7 successful projects will be implemented in the next year:
- Ten87 Studios (external link) will instal rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate around 22,799 kWh per year (saving nearly 5 tonnes in carbon emissions (tCO2) per year). This will result in energy cost savings the the active engagement with over 150 recording artists, creating a culturally significant musical network within the community.
- The Ubele Initiative (external link) will receive part-funding for the Eat Wood Green project on Bury Road car park. The grant will fund an electric e-cargo bike for local deliveries of produce, seeds and equipment; install a solar PV panel system to generate around 12,072 kWh of renewable energy per year (saving 4 tCO2 per year); and instal a rainwater harvesting system for their wider food growing project. The site is used to engage with local communities, including schools through the provision of a food education space and raising awareness of carbon footprint and food sovereignty.
- The Cypriot Community Centre (external link) will be installing LED lighting, replacing their existing lighting within the ground and first floors of their building. This will save an estimated 3 tCO2 per year and help continue running their drop-in warm hub services to residents.
- Muswell Hill Methodist Church (external link) will install a trial Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), providing heating to a room which is used by the local community and organisations. Through collaboration with Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (external link), the ASHP will be used as a community engagement tool, to demonstrate how heat pumps work and monitor as a ‘citizen science’ project, saving 0.8 tCO2 per year.
- The People’s Pantry (external link) will receive a microgrant to repair their sewing machine to create recycled linen and fabric bags. These will be used for ‘zero waste’ food refills and deliveries. This will reduce the amount of glassware and plastic used as refill vessels and paper bags for delivery. The linen and fabrics will come from the community.
- The Haringey Go Green Team will receive a microgrant to organise carbon footprinting workshops for small businesses as part of the Big Green Week (external link) and London Climate Action Week (external link) in June 2023.
- A local resident, Daniel, will receive a microgrant to organise a community pop-up event for local business owners to promote sustainability and carbon reduction in the events and hospitality industry.
If you’d like further information on any projects listed above, please email CarbonManagementTeam@haringey.gov.uk
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Year 1 - first round of successful community carbon reduction projects
The first 6 local organisations to become the first-ever recipients of the Haringey Community Carbon Fund (HCCF) were announced in March 2022! The full press release includes quotes from the Deputy Leader of Haringey Council and Cabinet Member for the Environment, Transport, and the Climate Emergency and Lordship Hub.
These 6 community projects will reduce carbon and empower the community across Haringey over the next 2 years:
- Collage Arts’ ‘Wood Greening: Championing Carbon Cutting’ project in Noel Park has installed double glazing and LED lighting in their community space. With three local schools, Collage Arts produced 3 films (external link) to showcase innovation and talk about the role of local businesses in reducing their emissions.
- Haringey Fixers have set up ‘Tottenham Repair Cafés’ - Eventbrite (external link) to support the circular economy and upcycling in the area, and has been running regular events in Broadwater Farm Community Centre and Lordship Hub.
- Living Under One Sun’s (LUOS) ‘LoCaL3’ project will assess the feasibility of low-carbon living and support the uptake of community-led innovations in low carbon, low-impact food production.
- The Lordship Hub installed new LED lighting and solar panels on their community building, and held monthly surgeries on reducing emissions, and identifying and nurturing local ‘Carbon Champions’.
- An LED lighting initiative at the Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) in Harringay is aimed at reducing energy use in their building
- The ‘Community-Powered Solutions’ project from Tottenham Green-based Edible London will replace their diesel delivery van with an electric equivalent to support the redirection and reduction of food waste.
- Edible London are replacing their diesel delivery van with electric cargo bikes to support the redirection and reduction of food waste.
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