Community Grants

Information and application forms

The Low Carbon Hub is championing community-owned energy across Oxfordshire. Our Community Grant Fund offers financial support for community energy activities across the County.

Please note: you must be part of the Low Carbon Hub community group network to be eligible to apply for a grant. If you are part of a low carbon community group based in Oxfordshire, that is not yet part of our network, please contact us to find out how to join.

All Low Carbon Hub community groups are eligible to apply for funding. You can either apply singly, or in consortia with other community groups.

The grants can be used to fund activities that contribute to the Low Carbon Hub’s aim: to cut Oxfordshire’s carbon footprint and contribute to the creation of a decentralised and locally owned renewable energy system. We welcome applications for activities that encourage the reduction of energy use and fossil fuel consumption by:

  • ‘powering up’: increasing renewable heat or electricity generation
  • ‘powering down’: improved energy efficiency in homes and buildings 
  • supporting the shift to a low carbon transport system.

Guidance notes

Please read these guidance notes before applying for funding. Below you’ll find information specifically related to the small and large grants programme. 

Small grants

All Low Carbon Hub community groups can apply for a small grant of up to £500 in any financial year. So long as we have sufficient funds in the pot, it is our aim to fund all qualifying applications.

Applications are currently open. The deadline for sending us your application is Friday 14 March 2025.

To apply, please download the application form and finance form from below and return to us at

The ‘Help with small grants’ document available below will help you complete the forms.

Large grants

Low Carbon Hub community groups can apply for one of a small number of grants up to £5,000 that are awarded each year, in a competitive process.

Applications for this year are currently closed.

Read about our recent grant funding…