Transforming Energy – Capital Investment Ready

Decarbonisation for buildings-based organisations

A new programme that builds on the learnings of our former Spotlight programmeTransforming Energy focuses on decarbonisation and working towards net zero for buildings-based organisations. There are two strands of activity to join so that we can support you wherever you are on your emissions reduction journey:

Capital Investment Ready – for organisations already making significant progress in energy reduction.

Buildings Net Zero Energy – for those who are just starting out, or have begun to work on energy reduction but are keen to do more. Sign up now.

About Capital Investment Ready:

Cultural organisations are taking climate action with practical and creative responses celebrating and centering people and planet, nature and justice.

If you are a cultural organisation looking to become more energy efficient and reduce emissions, then join our Transforming Energy programme. It is an opportunity to take practical action in response to the climate crisis, leading the way for the sector and inspiring peers.

To make significant carbon reductions during the UN Decade of Action, we need to reduce our use of energy and ultimately, stop using fossil fuels in our buildings. Transforming Energy aims to support cultural organisations to achieve this by focusing on decarbonisation for buildings.

This programme works with two cohorts of 10 organisations that are already making significant progress in energy reductions. It supports them to become Capital Investment Ready for the electrification of one key cultural venue, and aims to help them decarbonise their buildings by 2030. Participating organisations benefit from bespoke coaching and mentoring, and peer-sharing opportunities so that they are ready to invest in low-carbon solutions when funding opportunities become available for the sector.

Full details and criteria for the programme can be found in the link below. If you need this document in another format please get in touch.

Capital Investment Ready Programme Criteria (PDF)

Applications for the first cohort of this programme are now closed. If you are an NPO and interested in applying to be part of the second cohort, recruiting in 2024, then please join our mailing list.

In August 2023, we announced the 12 organisations taking part in the first cohort including Queens Theatre, FACT, London Transport Museum, MAC Birmingham, Watershed, Royal Opera House, Courtyard, Sage Gateshead, Sadlers Wells, Royal Shakespeare Company, Farnham Maltings and Unicorn Theatre. Find out more about why they’re excited to take part.

Capital Investment Ready cohort