Shropshire Council

Funding opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency

Please note that specific criteria may apply to each of the following funds, which are applicable across Shropshire for public/private sector to apply to. We would urge town and parish councils, schools and community groups (such as village halls) to take a look at these and consider submitting applications where appropriate.

Business Growth Programme 2

Grant support for individuals and businesses looking to start, grow and expand in the Marches LEP area.

BEEP (Business Energy Efficiency Programme)

Lowering your energy bills can make a big difference to your business bottom line, so if you're looking to cut costs, we can help.


Based at University Centre Shrewsbury providing research and innovation support to small and medium enterprises across Shropshire. It can also help them access grants to assist prototyping, etc.

Community Energy – Sharenergy

Community energy schemes have been set up across the UK where people within a local community come together to develop an energy project, with capital raised by selling shares. Sharenergy is a local organisation that provides support to groups to help develop and build their community energy scheme.

Low Carbon Opportunities Programme (LoCoP)

If your business is looking to implement a large scale renewable energy project or has the potential for high-tech green growth, support may be available to help your business grow through the ERDF-funded Low Carbon Opportunities Programme.


The Marches Renewable Energy (MarRE) project is accepting formal expressions of interest. It can provide grants to support renewable energy installations (not including commercial activities like solar farms) of between 4 -200 kWp. MarRE is a grant scheme part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The project will run for two and half years from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2021.

The project will run for two and half years from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2021.

Marches Energy Agency

A charity that provides support and advice for businesses and home-owners on fuel poverty, domestic energy use and accessing grants or benefits.

Marches Growth Hub

Your gateway to business support: the Growth Hub is the portal for businesses to use to access help and support, including information on grants.

OLEV grants – home charging points for electric vehicles

  1. OLEV grants
  2. Scrappage scheme

Rural Community Energy Fund

A revised £10million programme supporting rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects has now been announced. 

SALIX (zero-interest loans)

SaveMoneyCutCarbon specialises in assisting public sector organisations with energy efficiency funding opportunities. Receive 100% interest-free loans from Salix Finance for your efficiency project.

SEPuBu: Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings

Community funding advice and business grants from Herefordshire Council.

Sustainability West Midlands

A central hub and resource for the West Midlands.

Further useful information is attached to this page, including a downloadable pdf of the content of the page.