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New small community energy funds

6 November 2018

A few small community energy funds have popped up recently - they might be just the funding boost your group needs if you live in the right area.Community Energy Warwickshire Fund (Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull)This is a grant programme for voluntary and community groups to apply for funding for energy... Read more

Super-charging community energy with a £1m fund

23 October 2018

A £1m fund and expert support programme has been created to pioneer innovative community-led projects and business models. The Next Generation programme will offer up to ten grants of around £100,000 to community businesses to develop new decentralised, decarbonised, and democratised energy business models.The initiative is funded by Power to... Read more

New grant offers £20k for energy advice initiatives

17 October 2018

A new grant fund is making awards of up to £20,000 to organisations seeking to run fuel poverty initiatives, particularly by giving energy advice and services connected to the Priority Services Register (PSR).The Energy Affordability Fund is funded by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and will be administered by CSE. The... Read more

OpenLV web app goes live!

17 October 2018

Seven community groups and organisations are taking part in innovative trials for OpenLV, by being given access to real-time data on local electricity networks. Through these trials, a piece of software called ‘LV-CAP’ has been deployed in selected substations to make it possible for substation data to be collected and... Read more

£3m community fund to be launched by Burnham & Weston Energy

17 October 2018

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC has reached its £4m fundraising target making it one of the UK’s largest community energy crowdfunding campaigns. The group can now launch its community fund which is forecast to pay £3m in surplus profits back into the local community. Half of the surplus will be used... Read more

Bright Green Future

22 September 2018

August was a busy month for us, as most of the team were away hosting Bright Green Future summer school at the Centre for Alternative Technology in mid Wales. This year, we welcome another 30 young people onto the Bright Green Future programme, which is all about creating the next... Read more

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