Liverpool City Council, in partnership with North West climate change fund Foundation, has launched a Liverpool Community Renewable Power Fund to deliver measurable carbon savings.
Grants of up to £50,000 are available to charities, community groups and schools based in the city for microgeneration schemes such as wind and solar projects and heat pumps that need some funding to make a start.
The £100,000 fund comes jointly from LCC's area-based grant programme and the North West Development Agency.
Mark Turner, foundation's chief officer, said: "Foundation is especially interested to receive applications from groups working within the community who have a renewable power project that will deliver measurable carbon savings.
"Our partnership with LCC is a first for Foundation and we can't wait to start working in a city renowned for its pioneers and creative thinkers. We're anticipating some real ground-breaking applications from groups in Liverpool that will help to make a significant contribution to delivering the region's Climate Change Action Plan."