Community Energy Grant
The Community Energy Grants scheme is available to voluntary and community sector groups and parish councils to support the delivery of local energy saving and green initiatives.
Grants of up to £3,000 are available for projects such as;
- Installation of energy saving and efficiency measures (e.g. lighting and heating controls, upgrades to LED lighting, roof and cavity wall insulation and energy efficient boilers).
- Installation of electric vehicle charging points for community use.
- Battery storage for solar panels and other low carbon energy generation measures
- Grants can also be awarded to fund energy surveys for community buildings and village halls to allow organisations to investigate which green energy measures would be most suitable for their building
Please note, it is unlikely that the grants will fund energy generation measures (e.g. Solar Panels) due to feed-in-tariff restrictions for projects receiving public grants.
Grant applications are accepted at any time, until funding runs out, and can completely or partially cover the costs of a project, equipment or work.
Funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis and awards are decided at the Finance and Staffing Portfolio Holder's meeting (usually monthly)
To help identify the most suitable measures for your building it is recommend that you complete this self - survey provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy before applying for funds.