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Want to improve your organisation’s energy efficiency?

Published : 05/01/24 | Categories: Funding | News |

The Energy Efficiency Scheme is helping voluntary organisations improve the energy efficiency of their properties by providing advice, finance and expertise.

Update 22 January 2024: Round 2 of survey grants now open for applications.


According to a recent WCVA survey, the most significant concern facing Wales’ voluntary sector in the upcoming year is the rise in energy costs.

To tackle this, voluntary organisations throughout Wales are faced with questions such as ‘what can we do?’, ‘who can we trust to do a good job?’, ‘how can we know it’s a good deal?’, and ‘how can we finance it?’

The Social Investment Cymru (SIC) team at WCVA is working with National Lottery Community Fund, Moondance Foundation, Welsh Government’s Community Facilities Programme, and a range of industry experts to offer a new Energy Efficiency Scheme to help you answer these questions. The scheme brings together advice, finance and expertise all in one place.


The Energy Efficiency Scheme provides:

  • Grants of up to £1,000 towards an energy survey at your property
  • Grants of up to £25,000 towards a maximum of 80% of the cost of undertaking the identified work
  • Loans to cover any remaining costs of installation
  • Connections with organisations who already work closely with the volunteer sector and can provide surveys, advice and installation

Round 2 of survey grants are now open for applications. Installation grants are also now open for applications until 12 April 2024, 12 pm.

Find our more about the scheme and how to apply.


To be eligible for this scheme your organisation must be:

  • Suitably constituted with a recognised governance structure
  • Own your own freehold property or have a long leasehold (minimum 25 years)
  • Have an annual energy bill of at least £10,000 per annum
  • Based in Wales


  • Mid-December 2023 – First assessment panel meets for survey grants
  • Mid-December 2023 – Applicants invited to apply for installation grants
  • 12 pm, 15 January 2024 Final deadline for applications for survey grants, round 1
  • 22 January 2024 – Round 2 of survey grants open for applications
  • 12 April 2024 – Final deadline for applications for installation grants


In order to apply to Energy Efficiency Scheme you will need to register with WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen.

Organisations can register by visiting the website: map.wcva.cymru.


For more details on the Energy Efficiency Scheme please visit our Energy Efficiency Scheme page.

If you are interested, contact our Social Investment Cymru team for a discussion on 0300 111 0124 or email sic@wcva.cymru.

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