Funding available for low carbon projects 

Applications are now open for the innovative 3D competition!  


Successful projects will support Birmingham’s net zero carbon targets by using data from the 3D hub, our pioneering free platform using local data to understand the needs of communities. The ten winning groups will receive £10,000 each to develop their low carbon projects.


Speaking about the new funding, Bridget Newbury CSE project manager said: “We’re excited to support the decarbonisation of Birmingham by working with communities using data. We know local people can achieve the most change because they understand their neighbourhood and its residents better than anyone. Our 3D Hub supports this understanding with expert data across a huge range of areas from understanding how many people are in fuel poverty or suffer from ill health in a particular postcode or looking at air quality or electric car charging points in a specific area and so much more."

The 3D hub offers a range of data sets including open data on housing, travel, waste, energy, and emissions. The data includes statistics on regional and sub-regional fuel poverty, air quality, electric car charging points, buildings emissions, cycle routes and more. It's all fully anonymised and meets latest privacy guidance and legislation. This data is specific to the Birmingham region and can be downloaded and used for free.

Project proposals should clearly demonstrate ideas for using the data to drive local campaigns and behaviour change programmes. We are looking to support a broad range of sustainability projects from local organisations across Birmingham. This will allow us to test the effectiveness of using local data to inform the design and delivery of sustainability projects.

Application deadline is midnight 18th July 2021.


If you have any questions or queries, please do email us at and we would be happy to discuss your ideas.