Funding

The MCS Foundation is open to funding a range of projects that advance our mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

If you are seeking funding for a project that you think we could be interested in, please complete the enquiry form below, summarising what you are seeking to achieve and how this fits with our funding criteria.

We will be pleased to hear from you.

New UK homes with sustainable energy

Accelerating

Funding should usually be for specific time-bound projects that accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies with a specific focus on scaling up the delivery of whole house retrofit. For the avoidance of doubt, retrofit means fabric and renewable technologies. Projects should have a UK-wide impact, either through having a national reach or through developing/demonstrating an innovative approach that could be replicated, adapted or scaled up.

As a UK-wide Foundation, bids specific to the context in the devolved nations and regions are welcome.

Themes

  • Business case development, strategy planning and/or implementation of local and wider area whole house
    retrofit schemes.
  • Whole house retrofit supply chain development.
  • Skills development and CPD.
  • Community engagement.

Criteria

  • Seed funding for innovative initiatives.
  • Support delivery of a proof of concept.
  • Research to support innovation.
  • Capacity building in one of the themed areas.
  • Sharing good practice.

Financial and Governance

1

Applications that have matched funding will be looked upon favourably.

2

Grants will usually be for £5,000 to £50,000. In exceptional cases grants will be considered for higher amounts up to £100,000.

3

Applications may be submitted from public organisations and not-for-profit companies as well
as charities.

What we do not fund

1

Installations & refurbishments

for example commercial and private properties, community buildings and schools

2

Transport

for example electric charging points, battery power development

Apply for funding

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