Cheltenham Zero Community Fund

Closed 8 Jul 2022

Opened 3 May 2022


In 2019, Cheltenham Borough Council declared a climate emergency and a commitment to be a carbon neutral council and borough by 2030.

Our roadmap to eliminate the borough carbon footprint includes a climate action fund to help finance the road to zero carbon.

In 2022 the borough council has a pot of funding, worth £50,000, to allocate to local community organisations to implement energy efficiency work in the borough.

To check you are eligible to apply please read the fund guidelines.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 3rd July 2022

By submitting an application you agree to your name and your organisation’s details being held on paper or electronic files in line with the Council’s privacy statement.

If you have any issues completing this electronic application form please contact

For those who would like to prepare their application offline please see a hard copy of the questions below in the 'Related' section. Please note that all applications will need to be submitted online to be considered.   

What happens next

After the closing date in July, a Cheltenham Zero Community Fund panel will assess all submitted applications. They will consider the information you supply on the proposals form to assess the following:

  • The project’s contribution to our carbon neutral aims and the climate emergency agenda
  • The project’s energy efficiency value.
  • The project’s value for money in terms of its environmental benefits versus the amount of grant requested
  • That the project will meet an identifiable need or build on an opportunity
  • What will the project achieve
  • What the longer-term legacy of this project will be

The intention is that recommendations from the panel are discussed by Cabinet and final decisions will be communicated to bidders shortly after the meeting.


  • All Saints
  • Battledown
  • Benhall and The Reddings
  • Charlton Kings
  • Charlton Park
  • College
  • Hesters Way
  • Lansdown
  • Leckhampton
  • Oakley
  • Park
  • Pittville
  • Prestbury
  • Springbank
  • St. Marks
  • St. Pauls
  • St. Peters
  • Swindon Village
  • Up Hatherley
  • Warden Hill


  • Community Group