CSE helps launch Youth Community Energy Catalysts

Connecting young adults with the community energy movement

6 March 2014

CSE has teamed up with the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UK YCC) to run an innovative community energy peer mentoring project. Our aim is to increase young adults’ skills and understanding of sustainable energy – and to help community energy groups get more done.

Are you a young adult or twenty-something with a thirst to see your neighbours to take action on energy? Would you like a mentor who’s been there and done that?

Are you an experienced member of a community energy group who’d benefit from having a young, enthusiastic volunteer on board?

If so, Youth Community Energy Catalysts is for you.

The project aims to connect 20 young adults with 20 community energy mentors from across England.

We’ll run seminars and webinars to equip them with a load of useful information about community energy.

Initially, the young people will attend their mentor’s community group meetings and take part in its existing activities. Later, during the winter of 2014/15, the young people will step up to the challenge of using their new skills and experience to deliver their own energy projects and activities. Find out more about it here.


Register your interest. This project is currently closed for new applications, but please register your interest anyway, as it may help us to be able to extend and expand the scheme.

Interested in being mentored? Are you...

  • Aged 18-29?
  • Based in (or able to commute to) England?
  • Able to attend seminars in Bristol (travel expenses provided) and take part in webinars?
  • Up for having catch-ups with your mentor and taking part in their community energy group meetings and activities?
  • Excited about delivering your own sustainable energy project?

If so, please click here to register your interest in being mentored.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Are you...

  • An experienced member of an active community energy group?
  • Based in England?
  • Able to commit to regularly mentoring a young adult? We will fund you for up to 18 hours of your time over the year, which we expect will cover your mentoring one-to-ones, but we hope you will be able to contribute more mentoring time.

If so, please click here to register your interest in becoming a mentor.

The deadline for applications is 11 April 2014.

We will shortlist candidates on a first-come, first-served basis, and aim to connect mentors with young people based on location and shared interests. We will do this through informal web and telephone conferences in April 2014.

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