Last updated 29th September 2023
At their meeting in September 2023 the DBF Directors approved a 0% interest eco-loan scheme for parishes who are looking to implement a project in their church that will reduce the carbon emissions from their building(s) eg installing LED lighting, adding insulation, reducing draughts, replacing oil boilers, replacing gas boilers with infra-red/pew heating or ground/air source heat pumps etc.
Loans can be repaid over a maximum of 6½ years (potentially using the money saved from energy bills because of the investment).
Loans can be used for works in churches or other buildings under PCC control eg church halls.
The simple application form can be found here: Application form
For advice on carbon-reduction works to church buildings contact the Senior Church Buildings Officer: Jen.Read@blackburn.anglican.org