Next Generation Innovation Grants fund selects six more groups to develop community energy projects across England
12 November 2019
Round 2 of the Next Generation fund has now closed and offered six community groups the opportunity to move into the research and development phase. Working in partnership with the consortium, these six groups will now be asked to develop their ideas into a business model in order to apply for funding from Power to Change early in 2020 to begin delivery of their projects.
The schemes include providing low carbon energy services for new housing, creating data cooperatives to access and use smart meter data, participating in flexibility and grid balancing markets and installing community owned air source heat pumps and solar PV.
Next Generation, funded by the independent trust Power to Change, aims to identify and support genuinely sustainable, financially viable and innovative community businesses focused on environmental innovation.
Next Generation is delivered by a multi-disciplinary consortium: the Centre for Sustainable Energy (lead partner), Everoze Partners, Low Carbon Hub, Cooperatives UK, Cooperative Futures, Social and Sustainable Capital, and SFW Communications.
Application details can be found here: www.next-generation.org.uk/grants.
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