Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE):Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund

We understand that the Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund is set to open to applications from this Friday (28th June).

The fund aims to support community renewable energy projects in rural areas. Funds of up to £150,000 are available through two funding stages: an initial feasibility grant; and a loan for development costs (paid back only if the scheme goes ahead). We’ve written some guidance on the fund, and we’re happy to talk with any groups who are interested in applying and would like further support. For details see: http://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/1740

You can email renewables@wrap.org.uk to register for updates or for specific queries about eligibility.

PlanLoCaL events – final reminder

We’re hitting the road in July with four free workshops showcasing the new PlanLoCaL toolkit on Energy Efficiency and the Green Deal for community groups and organisations who support them. We’re coming to Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and London.

Places are filling up quickly, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the new toolkit in action! DECC will be speaking at three out of the four events, and there will be guest speakers from organisations including Nesta, the Carbon Co-op, Birmingham Social Enterprise Network, Marches Energy Agency, Co-operatives UK, Energise Barnett, Green Deal Advice Midlands and Bristol Green Doors.

For details, travel bursaries, and to book your place: http://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/1734

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