Zero Carbon Communities Grant

Zero Carbon Communities Grant

Thank you for visiting our Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme page.

The Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme supports communities in South Cambridgeshire to take action on climate change at a very local level.

Criteria and guidance note

Apply for a Zero Carbon Communities Grant

Applications are invited for projects under the three themes:

  1. Community buildings
  2. Tree Planting/Nature
  3. Other projects which reduce carbon emissions

We wish to encourage South Cambridgeshire communities of all sizes and levels of experience to apply for these grants and bid for a share of £100,000. 

The deadline for applications to be received by the Council is 5pm on Friday 30 July 2021.

You can read about the local projects we have already funded through the Zero Carbon Communities Grant scheme.

We held a workshop on 7 June 2021 for any parish council or community group interested in applying for 2021's Zero Carbon Communities grant, which includes tips and advice on how to make a good application.

The hour long workshop includes a look at the grant in more detail, expert advice from CCVS, an update from a local community funded project as well and a chance to listen to the Q&A session.


Cllr Pippa Heyling’s introduction: 00:00:00 – 00:08:06

The ZCC Grant, Emma Dyer: 00:08:06 – 00:22:08

Tips for making successful grant applications, Sally Page from CCVS: 00:22:21 – 00:35:34

Case Study, Gamlingay Eco Community Group, Sherryl Cousins: 00:35:45 – 00:41:30

Q&A: 00:41:58 – to the end

You can also refer to the presentations [PPTX, 6MB] when writing your application.

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