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Small Wind Co-op opens bond offer to buy 225 kW turbine in Co Durham

27 November 2018

Earlier this month the Small Wind Co-op launched a £450,000 bond offer to purchase a 225 kW operational turbine in County Durham. The bond offers a 4.5% return on investment.So far, £290,000 of the £450,000 has been raised. The co-op's website says: "Buying an operational turbine is an important part of SWCs plans to... Read more

New £75,000 community energy fund from Electricity North West

24 November 2018

The district network operator for north-west England, Electricity North West, has launched a £75,000 community energy fund to tackle energy-related issues at a local level.The 'Powering our Communities Fund' will award grants of up to £15,000 for projects which engage local communities in issues such as energy efficiency, the support of... Read more

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

NB: Applications to this grant have now closedA 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)... 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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