Communities

Community stories

Our vibrant community groups are at the heart of the Low Carbon Hub.

They hold regular events and activities to inspire their members to take action to reduce the effects of climate change. It takes commitment, determination and lots of hard work to run a thriving group but it’s also rewarding to work together for a common aim.


“Climate Change makes us feel bleak, working together against it will make us feel better.”

Eleanor watts, rose hill and iffley low carbon

Community Group of the month: Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon

We are delighted to announce that RHILC is our Community Group of the Month for June 2021!

RHILC are a thriving group who have an inclusive approach to tackling climate change and always strive to involve the whole community in their activities. They have responded positively to the changing situation brought about by Covid-19 restrictions and have focussed their initiatives on making positive changes in the local community.


Low Carbon Hub community grants

Please note: you must be Low Carbon Hub CIC member to apply for a grant.

There are small (up to £500) and large (up to £5000) grants available for groups which are Community Members of the Low Carbon Hub CIC to support community projects which contribute towards our mission.

Examples of previous projects wholly or part-funded by a Low Carbon Hub grant include conducting energy assessments for local households, installing solar panels on a community building, or working on low carbon transport in a localised area.

These grants are ONLY available to existing Low Carbon Hub CIC members. If you are part of a low carbon community group based in Oxfordshire, that is not yet a member of the Low Carbon Hub CIC, please contact us to find out how to join and if you are eligible.


Community case studies

Interested in what other Low Carbon Hub community groups are using their grant funding for? Take a look at our case studies.


Want to become a community member?

Community groups who choose to join the Low Carbon Hub Community Interest Company (CIC) as community shareholders gain access to our advice and support, including grant funding for low carbon activities.

To become a Community Member, a group needs to be working on low carbon and sustainability in their area, with energy as a central focus.

For information on how to become a Low Carbon Hub community member, please visit our communities services page.