Karbon Homes

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support non-profit and school projects, in the North East and Yorkshire, that make a real difference to people’s lives and wellbeing. The fund targets initiatives that make a significant impact on Karbon’s customers and communities. A full list of eligible areas is available on the website. Projects should fall under one of these key themes:

Food poverty

  • Holiday hunger.
  • Bringing people together around food.

Financial exclusion

  • Understanding of and supporting initiatives that address in work poverty.
  • Supporting residents in the first year of their tenancy.
  • Early years – poverty in young people. Support for family, parents with additional needs

Covid response

  • Mental health.
  • Physical health and activity.
  • Digital exclusion and digital poverty.

Supporting residents

  • Initiatives that tackle social isolation.
  • Counselling, wellness and confidence.
  • Connecting residents to available support and employment.
  • Promoting work of partners and services within localities.
  • Recognising cultural differences.
  • Support initiatives supporting those victims of domestic abuse.


  • Capital spend to support local infrastructure – with evidence of longevity/sustainability of the project.
  • Capacity building, training and upskilling groups.


  • Diversionary projects where there is an identified issue with community safety, drug related issues or anti-social behaviour.
  • Environmental projects on estates.

The funders understand that it’s not always possible for projects to solely cover these areas, but ask that applicants demonstrate how it will/could benefit them in some way.

There are no deadlines – applicants should receive a decision within four weeks.

Read more and apply here.