The Department of Energy and Climate Change have launched a Local Energy Assessment Fund to help parish councils and other not-for-profit groups to assess the potential for renewable energy generation and other community energy initiatives.
There is around £50,000 available for each community energy projects (www.greencommunitiescc.org.uk).
Does your area have land that could host wind energy or hydro energy projects?
The Local Energy Assessment Fund is not open for long – Phase 1 bids had to be submitted by 12:00 22nd December 2011 and phase 2 are due at 12:00 on 20th January 2012. Work will need to be completed by 31 March 2012.
If you are keen to apply but not sure how to:
- For general advice the charity Centre for Sustainable Energy has excellent resources (www.cse.org.uk);
- If your application concerns wind or hydro energy projects anywhere in the UK we can support you in writing your application – email Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 449 4443.