Here you can find out about all of our current projects and grants available to you to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Lower your bills with FREE solar 

The Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme aims to fit solar panels to around 655 properties in the city.

Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge, in a bid to reduce energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

Installing solar panels is expected to save around £240 a year in electricity costs per household and would equate to a carbon saving of 440 tonnes over 655 properties.

To be eligible for the scheme, the property must be in the City of Nottingham and have a low energy performance and the household income must be less than £30,000 a year. Anyone interested in applying or finding out more can contact customersupport@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 666 7298.

View Green Homes Grant leaflet here



Grants to help your business reduce its carbon footprint

Nottingham City Council’s Accelerating Reduction in Carbon (ARC) project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund will help small and medium sized businesses located in Greater Nottingham to decarbonise.

ARC gives grants to help businesses invest in measures such as LED lighting and heating upgrades, installation of energy efficient cooling systems, insulation and production of renewable energy that lead to cost and carbon savings.

To find out more about how we can help your business email the ARC project team at david.kelly@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call us on 0115 876 4271

View Accelerating Reduction in Carbon leaflet here


Get rewarded for taking action on climate change

How would you like to win prizes for helping reduce carbon emissions in Nottingham?

We’re committed to reduce our impact on the environment and we want to reward residents that help us achieve our goals. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new programme called ‘Green Rewards’ to recognize your positive actions.

Green Rewards is a joint programme with other Nottinghamshire councils and you’ll be able to earn ‘Green Points’ by reporting what sustainable actions you’re taking; whether that’s supporting wildlife, choosing a low carbon transport method or saving energy at home. We then award you with prizes!

All residents can sign up for free at notts.greenrewards.co.uk or by downloading the Green Rewards app on iOS and Android. Search for ‘Notts; Green Rewards’ in your device’s app store.

Green Rewards

Greening Nottingham's transport

Our Transport team are running a range of initiatives that are helping the city to reduce carbon emissions. You can find out more about all of the work they're doing by visiting the Let's Keep Nottingham Moving website.

Hire a bike

We are pleased to announce that CityCard cycles have returned to the streets of Nottingham. The bike hire scheme has received an upgrade since the cycles were last on our streets, so it’s now easier than ever to grab a bike and get pedalling!

Find out more about Hire a bike