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Transmission Net Zero Fund FAQs

The Net Zero Fund has been created to help communities understand net zero, explore net zero opportunities and support the delivery of net zero projects.

The fund will operate in three delivery phases:

  • Tailored community workshops: unique sessions designed to suit the needs of each applicant, regardless of net zero knowledge or project ideas.
  • Project Planning and Feasibility Support: the fund will provide project planning and feasibility support to enable eligible organisations to take their net zero project forward and develop formal project plans.
  • Funding Support: eligible organisations with projects that meet Net Zero Fund criteria will be able to apply for funding support.

SP Energy Networks through SP Transmission plc who take electricity generated from power stations, windfarms and various other utilities and transport it through our vast transmission network.

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Energy Saving Trust are the administrators of the Net Zero Fund and responsible for the day to day delivery of each phase. They’re the primary contact point for all enquiries about the fund. They will lead the delivery of the tailored workshops, completion of feasibility work, administer the provision of funding and support to projects.

Please contact Energy Saving Trust via the fund’s mailbox netzerofund@est.org.uk

Applicants must be constituted non-profit-distributing community focused organisations, including organisations with charitable status and other not-for-profit organisations.

The fund will also support local authorities as long as the services being provided have a strong community benefit, cannot be funded from existing resources and meet the project criteria.

Organisations, and the activities supported through the fund, must be based or operate within the SP Energy Networks Transmission area in Scotland. The fund will prioritise projects that are located within or adjacent to areas highlighted on this map which are areas that we anticipate will be key to unlocking Net Zero.

Tailored community workshop is an in person or virtual session delivered by staff from the Energy Saving Trust. Each session is tailored to the applicant’s level of understanding, areas of interest and project development stage.

Yes, we’re encouraging applications from all communities, even if you’re at the beginning of your net zero journey and just want to know how you can start to make a difference.

No, it’s not a requirement for communities to complete every phase of the fund.

You will need to submit an Expression of Interest form to apply for the Net Zero Fund support. For instructions on how to apply for each phase of the fund, please visit the links below. 

Funding phase will allow eligible communities to apply for grant funding to deliver a net zero project.

Details of future rounds will be announced before the opening of each round.

A full list of the scope of projects we’re looking to fund can be found here.

 

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