About the Community Buildings Programme
The Community Buildings Programme is a grant funded scheme.
It aims to improve energy efficiency in charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide a service to vulnerable members of the community.
The scheme works by improving the comfort of these organisation's customers, staff and volunteers, as well as helping to reduce its energy bills.
Who can apply to the Community Buildings Programme
Grant funding can be offered to the following three types of organisation within the Island:
- residential accommodation for vulnerable Islanders
- Parish sheltered accommodation provided to vulnerable Islanders
- non-residential facilities being used to provide services to vulnerable Islanders
Organisations that own, rent or are joint occupants of a property may qualify for assistance. Properties owned and maintained by the States of Jersey may not be eligible.
Works that can be funded under the Community Buildings Programme
The following energy efficiency improvements can be funded, subject to prior approval:
- loft insulation
- cavity wall insulation
- draught proofing
- pipe lagging
- hot water cylinder replacements / lagging
- heating controls (thermostats, programmers, timers, thermostatic radiator valves)
- low energy lighting
- energy monitoring devices
- temperature meters
- boiler replacements
Once accepted onto the scheme, properties have an initial assessment to identify which of the above measures can be offered the 100% funding.
How to apply to the Community Buildings Programme
Contact the Energy Efficiency Service team to:
- discuss whether your organisation may qualify for the Community Buildings Programme
- request an application form
Email the Energy Efficiency Service team
Community building energy saving case study
A residential care home reduced their annual heating bill by an average of £8,350 through introducing a range of energy efficiency measures. They have improved comfort for their residents as well as increasing energy efficiency. The improvements made would be relevant to many other commercial buildings as well as private homes.
Eco active community building energy saving case study