New grants to help businesses and community groups retrofit premises

Funding for ‘non-domestic’ upgrades is set to increase under the latest scheme as part of the climate action plan

All senior civil servants will undergo climate leadership training under the new plan. The development of climate expertise across the government has been a key aspect of previous plans. Picture: Getty

Businesses and community groups will be able to access newly created environmental grants to help them upgrade their premises as part of the government’s latest climate action plan.

The 2024 climate action plan, which is due to go to cabinet this week for approval, will include a new, “non-domestic” retrofit scheme aimed at commercial or community organisations.

It will aim to make access to retrofitting and energy upgrade grants by organisations and larger buildings much ...