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Give To Go Green

Are you raising money for projects to help you cut your carbon footprint?

You could access a matched grant of up to £10k

Give To Go Green is a match-funding project from the Church of England helping you double your locally raised donations for carbon-cutting projects.

The scheme is available only in certain dioceses, including the Diocese of Derby!

Through a targeted digital fundraising campaign you will be able to engage your community in building a sustainable future for your Church and the world around you.

Round 2 is now open for applications, the closing date is 28 July 2024.

Funding is available for churches that want to carry out small to medium sized projects that will reduce their carbon footprint and cost between £5,000 - £20,000.

Churches can access a matched grant of up to £10k towards their project if they can raise the same amount through digital giving (through Give A Little) during a targeted six-week campaign in the autumn.

Ideally, this should cover the total cost of the project so you can get straight on with implementing it after you receive your grant.


>> Start by downloading the application pack


What can be funded?

  • Carbon-cutting projects in churches and church halls.
  • Eligible measures from the Practical Path to Net Zero.
  • Eg: quick win projects to improve heating efficiency, fixing broken windows, heated seat cushions, solar PV (if you’ve done other efficiency measures), insulation, electrical upgrades, LED lights, pew heaters, draught proofing etc. A list of eligible measures can also be found in the Project Pack
  • Other measures not on the list can be considered, if it has been recommended for your church to reduce energy and carbon.

Please note if your project will require a faculty or planning permission it will be very challenging to complete this in the required time. Please speak to the DAC office as early as possible to find out what permissions you will need.


What do you need to do?

  1. Read the Project Application Pack to find out whether your project could be eligible.
  2. Set up a small project team, and set up a Give A Little account if you don’t have one.
  3. Think about your project, ideally you’ll need to get three quotes – but if you have a good project and only estimated costs please consider applying.
  4. Complete the Energy Footprint Tool (see page 8 of the application pack)
  5. Submit your application by the 28th July 2024.
  6. If accepted, attend the onboarding webinars and plan your fundraising campaigns.
  7. Run your fundraising campaign between 1st Sep and 15th Dec 2024.
  8. Deliver your project and spend the grant within 12 months of receiving it.

If you have any questions, please contact: Samuel Ojok, Diocesan Environmental Engagement Officer, 01332 423368samuel.ojok@derby.anglican.org

Apply here

>> Use this link to access the Diocese of Derby application form (opens in a new window)

>> Read the Give to Go Green Privacy Policy which relates to the data collection of these forms.

>> If you need it, you can download a Sample Application Form for reference.

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