Financing green ambitions: a practical guide for councils

This guide looks at some of these sources of funding, as well as green loans, community municipal bonds and more and how they might apply to different types of projects.

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Identifying and securing the right funding source for an array of green projects is key to delivering real change, in what is otherwise a difficult economic climate for local authorities.

Consultation on potential changes to the public works loan board and the successful introduction of the first community municipal bond represent a potential turning point for financing sustainable public projects.

A combination of Brexit, economic stimulus in response to COVID 19 and the run up to COP26 has led to significant sums of grant funding for green projects becoming available. This guide looks at some of these sources of funding, as well as green loans, community municipal bonds and more and how they might apply to different types of projects.