The Community Sustainable Energy Programme has grants for community groups installing renewable energy technologies. As ever, Transition Network advises groups that applying for grants takes time and effort and group work, so do have a good read of the conditions and talk about it in your group before dashing in…
Here’s the outline:
Not for profit organisations such as community groups, charities, schools, colleges and faith groups, etc are being invited to apply for funding to install renewable energy technologies (such as wind turbines and solar panels) and energy saving measures (such as roof and cavity wall insulation).
Under the new Community Sustainable Energy programme £8 million was made available for the installation of microgeneration technologies and energy efficiency measures (Capital grants) and £1 million for project development grants.
The maximum Capital grant available is £50,000 or 50% of the project costs. The maximum project development grant is £5,000 or 75 per cent of the study cost – whichever is lower. The funding programme is being managed by the Building Research Establishment on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund’s “Changing Spaces” Programme. Project development grants (for studies investigating the feasibility of installing any combination of the technologies) will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until all funds are spent. The Project Development grant stream is now closed to new applications.
The final Capital grant application deadline is 5pm Friday 17th December 2010.
Read more about it, download docs etc. on the Community Sustainable Energy Programme website