LEAF – Seeding Community Energy Action (UK)
By Ben Brangwyn 8th December 2011
The Local Energy Assessment Fund – Seeding Community Energy Action
Deadlines – you’ll have to complete your applications by:
- Phase 1: Applications to be submitted online by 12 noon on 22nd Dec 2011
- Phase 2: Applications to be submitted online by 12 noon on 20th Jan 2012
The Department of Energy and Climate Change are providing a new fund which is available to communities in England and Wales who are playing an active role in the development of a low carbon society. LEAF aims to help communities to accelerate their activity on energy and climate change.
The Local Energy Assessment Fund is a new £10 million fund to support community action on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Money is available to finance projects that increase understanding and uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and help to make energy supply secure and affordable for everyone in their community. It aims to help communities to equip themselves to work with the private and public sector to deliver real projects through mechanisms such as the Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
This fund is a short-term intervention to be completed by 31st March 2012 and is expected that average grant values will be around £50,000.
The maximum grant available under LEAF will be £130,000. Applicants should be aware that they will be responsible for checking the State Aid implications of their grant. Details of how to apply for LEAF are available on the Energy Saving Trust’s website.
For further information, visit the Low Energy Assessment Fund website at www.greencommunitiescc.org.uk.