The Cabinet Office’s Centre for Social Action and the Department of Energy and Climate Change has just announced its Community Energy Peer Mentoring Fund, a fund designed specifically to support community renewable energy initiatives. They write:
The new funding is designed to help new groups working in this area to get off the ground so they can start saving money and generating energy in their community. It will also help existing groups to professionalise, develop business plans and scale up their work.
Applications can come from voluntary organisations, social enterprises, social business, neighbourhood associations, churches and faith based groups. Organisations must apply in partnership or consortia including at least two organisations. At least one organisation must be emerging, having been established for no more than two years and at least one other must be more than 2 years old or have the equivalent expertise or experience to enable them to effectively peer mentor.
You’ll have to act fast though! The fund is only open for applications between Friday 15 November and noon on Thursday 12 December 2013. Find out more here. Let us know if you are successful!