The following public sector bodies in England are eligible to apply for the Grant Scheme. 

  • Central government departments and their non-departmental government bodies (set out in Public Bodies1 as published by the Cabinet Office)  

  • For central government departments where their roles are reserved (i.e. not devolved to Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Governments) funding may be used for estates located anywhere within the UK

  • Emergency services

  • Institutions of further and higher education

  • Local authorities 

  • Maintained schools within the state education system, including academies, Multi-Academy Trusts and free schools; nursery schools maintained by a local authority

  • NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts 

  • Non-departmental public bodies2

Eligible bodies can apply for up to 100% grant funding for projects which meet the compliance criteria set out in the Application Guidance Notes here.  

There is no minimum or maximum grant value and all applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

Further guidance and detailed information about project eligibility criteria can be found in the grant Application Guidance Notes here.  

If you would like further clarification or information on whether your organisation is eligible, please contact [email protected]


2Non-departmental public bodies must be receiving the majority of their funding from public funds 

3Carbon savings are automatically calculated by the Application Form, based on the Government’s Green Book methodology. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-green-book-appraisal-and-evaluation-in-central-governent