• Large grants awarded

    We are delighted to announce that we have awarded large grants this year to three fantastic community projects: Sustainable Wantage for Equipping Children for Cycling Mobility Thame Green Living for Thame Electric Vehicle Hire Club Low Carbon Oxford North, Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon and Communities for Zero Carbon Oxford for Eco Homes Oxford.…
    6th April 2022
  • “Growing in the face of challenge” – Rose Hill Tree Planting

    A short film about the Tree Planting and Community Orchard project from Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon. The film was made with a Small Grant of £500 from Low Carbon Hub Community Grants Fund. Low Carbon Hub were delighted to award Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon (RHILC) a small grant of £500 in…
    6th August 2021
  • Low Carbon Hub receives Lord Mayor of Oxford’s Climate Change Fund

    We are delighted to announce we have received £5,000 of investment into the Community Energy Fund from the Lord Mayor’s Charity Trust. During former Lord Mayor Craig Simmons’ term as Mayor (2019-21), Oxford City Council declared a climate emergency and Craig was really focused on how the city could play its part in the face…
    12th July 2021
  • Low Carbon Hub Large Grants Awarded

    Our Community Grant Fund offers financial support for carbon cutting activities across Oxfordshire. All Community Members of the Low Carbon CIC can apply for a small or large grant that can be used to fund activities that contribute to the Hub’s aims: to cut Oxfordshire’s carbon footprint and contribute to creating a decentralised and locally-owned…
    19th April 2021
  • Low Carbon Hub Small Grants Awarded

    We are pleased to announce the awarding of five Low Carbon Hub small grants of £500 each. All Community Members of the Low Carbon Hub CIC are eligible to apply for funding. Our community groups can either apply individually or in consortia with other Community shareholders. The grants can be used to fund activities that…
    23rd March 2021
  • Westmill Solar Co-operative opens new Community Grants Scheme

    Demonstrating the power of locally-owned community energy projects to accelerate the UK’s low-carbon transition Westmill Solar Co-operative, the UK’s first community-owned solar farm, has opened and is accepting applications for funding up to £5,000 from its new Community Grants Scheme. The 5MW solar park has now been operating under community ownership for nearly 8 years.…
    19th August 2020
  • Coop midcounties. Regional communities. Building strong local communities.

    Three communities donate funding from carrier bag charges to Low Carbon Hub

    We were thrilled to hear that three communities in Oxfordshire offered to combine the funding raised through the carrier bag charge in their local Co-ops and donate it to our Community Benefit Fund.  Many thanks to communities involved in Banbury, Central Oxford and Kidlington & North West Oxfordshire for this donation of just over £9,000.  The…
    22nd March 2019
  • Low Carbon Hub Community Energy Fund 2020: put your money to work tackling climate change

    Over £720,000 of investment raised in latest round of the Community Energy Fund

    We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 round of our Community Energy Fund raised £726,650 in investment to support community energy in Oxfordshire. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who chose to invest in us and put their money to work tackling climate change. In addition to investment raised through…
    19th March 2019
  • Lines of light on a dark St Aldates

    Low Carbon Hub and partners win bid to bring home retrofit project to Oxfordshire

    We are really pleased to announce we have led a winning consortium bid with the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) to lay the foundations for developing a home retrofit scheme in Oxfordshire.  Delivering the project will be the Low Carbon Hub, the National Energy Foundation which is already active in the county providing the…
    12th February 2019
  • Lines of light on a dark St Aldates

    £1m fund created to power community-run energy

    Low Carbon Hub has joined forces with an expert consortium of partners in a new project called The Next Generation, a fund to develop new decentralised, decarbonised, and democratised energy business models.  The Next Generation fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for…
    13th October 2018