Funding opportunities

As part of the West Midlands Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme, Sustainability West Midlands worked with the Energy Saving Trust and other partners to provide capacity building events and online guidance for financial decision makers, lawyers and other officers to improve awareness of the energy and cost-saving, income generation and other benefits of installing energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in existing buildings and the range of funding opportunities and providers for these projects.

The support included a programme of 8 capacity-building events held at locations around the West Midlands during October and November 2011, with follow-up advice and guidance on specific projects provided by the Energy Saving Trust and its partners early in 2012.  Presentations from the events programme can be downloaded below.

The project also included production of a funding guide for local authorities to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and a searchable funding database, which can be accessed on the Energy Saving Trust website.

Find out more about the West Midlands Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme:

This support is being provided as part of the West Midlands Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme, which aims to help West Midlands authorities use the low carbon agenda to achieve cost reduction and private and third sector low carbon job creation.  SWM is co-ordinating the delivery of the Programme on behalf of Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands, supported by partners including the Environment Agency, Energy Saving Trust and Carbon Trust.

To find out more, please contact enquiries@swm.org.uk or telephone 0121 237 5890.


Downloads

Local Authority Funding Guide (pdf)

Flyer (pdf)
Pre event questionnaire (word)
Presentations from funding opportunities: introduction and overview (pdf)
Presentations from the in-depth session on financing energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit in housing (pdf)
Presentations from the in-depth session on financing decentralised energy (pdf)
Presentations from the in-depth session on financing improvements to local authority buildings (pdf)
Funding Opportunities: Summary of Support Provided