Haringey Community Carbon Fund
Applications to the 2022 Community Carbon Funding Round are now closed. The next funding round for 2023 will open in Autumn 2022. Thank you for your interest in applying.
- Announcing the first round of successful community carbon reduction projects
- Information about the Community Carbon Fund
The first 6 local organisations to become the first-ever recipients of the Haringey Community Carbon Fund (HCCF) have been announced! 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 will be installing double glazing and LED lighting in their community space.
- 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.
- A ‘Tottenham Repair Café’ will be set up by Haringey Fixers to support the circular economy and upcycling in the area.
- In Tottenham Hale, 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 and energy production and cargo bike delivery.
- The Lordship Hub will install new LED lighting and solar panels on their community building, as well as hold 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.
As part of our Climate Change Action Plan, we will be funding local decarbonisation projects delivered by community groups based in the borough. The information set out below was provided for the first round of funding (2022). Some changes may be brought in for the next round of funding. Please check back for up-to-date information in the autumn.
The HCCF is part of a 4-year programme with a total pot of £300,000 available. There was a total of £90,000 available for the first year of funding (2022). Further funding pots of £70,000 per year will be available at the start of 2023, 2024 and 2025. This is likely to be divided into different grant amounts of:
- A single large grant of up to £50,000
- Medium grants of up to £15,000
- Small grants of up to £3,000
- Micro grants of up to £500
All community groups who want to apply for the small to large grants will be required to demonstrate that they are constituted, 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 that community groups are applying for. Local schools or businesses may also apply if they meet the listed eligibility criteria.
Micro grants will be accessible to individuals or any community groups.
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.
Application time frames
- Applications for the first round of the HCCF were open from 31 October 2021 until 7 January 2022
- Applicants were informed in March 2022 whether their bid has been successful and how much funding they can expect to receive. Unsuccessful applicants received feedback on their applications and are encouraged to apply again in future rounds
- The next round of funding will be announced in autumn 2022
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 before the next round of funding is opened.
Please fully read the brochure and terms of agreement before applying.
- Community Carbon Fund 2022-2025 brochure (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Community Carbon Fund Grant Agreement - draft (PDF, 748KB)
Two online question and answer sessions were held on 17 November and 8 December 2021 to help applicants prepare their bid applications. You can download the presentation slides below for more information about the fund:
A FAQs document has been prepared for applicants who may have questions about Community Carbon Fund and the 2022 bidding process. This document includes questions asked at the Q and A events in November and December 2021. It also includes guidance on how to calculate the carbon savings from your project.
We can answer any further questions not included above and can provide support in preparing the applications. Please contact us at email@example.com.
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