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From climate change to the cost of living crisis, the UK continues to face huge challenges. This means communities across the country are in need of support.

So we’re on a mission to help create the community champions of this generation and the next — providing grant funding and support to innovative initiatives that can deliver a greener, fairer future for all.

We’re looking to support innovative projects - so whether you need £20,000 to install an EV (electric vehicle) charging point or £100,000 to fund a transformative energy tool, we want to hear from you!

Applications for the south-west will open later this year so register your interest now to make sure you don’t miss out.

Our history

Over the past eight years, we've been helping communities on their journey to net zero.  We’ve backed non profits, charities and social enterprises from Scotland to Cornwall, giving them the tools and funding they need to make a lasting impact in their area.

Whether that’s providing energy advice to residents in Fife (BRAG Enterprises) or making social housing more energy efficient in Liverpool (Flutter Shutter), we’re committed to building more inclusive and sustainable communities across the country.

Express your interest in Energy for Tomorrow

Whatever your idea, if you’re someone who wants to make impactful change in your community, or provide people with the tools they need to learn and support others, we want to hear from you.

Express your interest

Our impact

In 2011, British Gas installed solar panels onto the roofs of 268 schools, allowing them to reduce their energy bills by using the electricity they generate.

The revenue generated from this energy is used to award grants to projects that will help to tackle climate change and positively benefit communities.

Projects we've supported

We’ve been building our portfolio since 2015 - supporting a huge range of projects across the UK. Meet some of our past grant awardees:

Beyond funding: what we offer

What we're looking for?

Energy For Tomorrow is seeking projects, initiatives and ideas that can accelerate the energy transition.

We want to support those who have a clear social mission; a viable and feasible idea; and can demonstrate one or more of the following:

You're energy innovators

Developing sustainable and innovative solutions that reduce carbon emissions by empowering communities and transforming how they manage their energy - and help the UK reach net zero.

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You're changing behaviours

Engaging individuals to better understand their energy use, how they impact the environment and inspire them to do things differently for a more sustainable future.

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You're supporting communities

Encouraging collaboration within communities to deliver projects that have a far-reaching impact, ensuring no one is left behind

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We want to hear from community groups or other registered organisations who are enabling a greener, fairer future for our communities.

Who we can support:

We welcome applications from charities, CICs, registered community groups, not-for-profit and for-profit companies that can demonstrate both a positive environmental and social impact. There will also need to be a financially sustainable project plan once the funding has come to an end.

We can't support:

  • Individuals or Local Authorities (this includes Parish/Town Councils, although we can support a partner working with a Local Authority)

  • NHS Foundation Trusts
  • Requests to support staffing and/or management costs only (unless related to Energy Efficiency/Debt Advisers)

  • Requests to support marketing costs only

  • Requests for funding to re-pay loans

  • Feasibility projects (unless this is a small part of the application or part of a pilot scheme that can then be scaled)

  • Proof of concept projects (unless it's a pilot scheme in the community)

If you have a great idea that you think we would be interested in but it doesn’t fit within the specific criteria above, please submit an application and we’ll review it against our objectives and priorities. We’re a big organisation with lots of business units so we’re always interested in hearing from you.

More about us

Energy for Tomorrow is helping to build more inclusive and sustainable communities through innovation, support and funding.

It was established with a mission to help tackle climate change and now empowers communities and social entrepreneurs who have initiatives that can deliver affordable, accessible and sustainable energy solutions for all.

If you want to know more, please contact us by emailing:

Energy for Tomorrow, and our application criteria, support Centrica’s People & Planet Plan, and its commitment to create a more inclusive and sustainable future for communities, our planet and each other.

Submit your idea

Got an idea? Express your interest here

Whatever your idea, if you’re someone who wants to make impactful change in your community, or provide people with the tools they need to learn and support others, we want to hear from you.

Apply here
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