Fund for community buildings is back!

11 December 2017

Update: 26 March 2018 | We're delighted to say that the entire fund has now been allocated and eight projects community buildings will be made warmer or cheaper to run as a benefit. More details on these to follow. We hope that the scheme will run again next year, so watch this space ...


Communities across the UK can apply for funding to make their shared public buildings easier and cheaper to heat thanks to the Thrive Renewables Community Benefit Programme.

Last year, The Victoria Institute, a village hall in Caton, Lancashire, received £3,300 to insulate the loft, water tank and pipework, plus replace a window and two external doors. “The Victoria Institute is the hub of the village, and an invaluable part of the community,” said Mr R. Paine, the hall’s chairperson. “Keeping it in a good state of repair will save us money, and we’re really looking forward to benefitting from the improvements the funding has allowed us to make.”

With awards of up to £4,000, a whole host of changes will be possible, including insulation, draught-proofing, LED lighting or improved heating or lighting controls.

The fund is available to community buildings near sustainable energy projects in which Thrive Renewables has invested. These are positioned all over the country, from Cambridgeshire to Dunfermline and from Bristol to Cumbria.

For more information, and to find out how to apply, please go here.


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