This is a list of projects and resources specifically related to funding community energy projects. Although grant funding is becoming more difficult to access for energy projects a number of schemes and funds are still available.


Projects

Northern Powergrid 2017 Community Energy Seed Fund

Northern Powergrid are offering local groups the chance to secure funding to kick-start their own community energy project. The Community Energy Seed Fund is offering grants from £1,000 to £10,000 as part of our commitment to supporting local communities and ...

Big Energy Idea 2017 (Fund)

Ignite are looking for the brightest business ideas that use energy to make a difference in people’s lives. If you have an energy related idea, and are looking for investment from £50,000 to £2,000,000, they would be interested in hearing ...

CO2Sense

CO2Sense is an active investor in community energy developments. To discuss your project with us, please contact Jemma Benson on Jemma.Benson@CO2Sense.co.uk or 0113 247 3846, or Kulraj Heer on Kulraj.Heer@CO2Sense.co.uk or 0113 247 3848

South East London Community Energy

You can now invest in South East London's first community energy share offer. South East London Community Energy (SELCE) volunteers have invested over 4,000 hours to bring you the opportunity to invest in creating clean energy on schools and eliminating ...

Community Renewable Energy Wandsworth (CREW)

CREW is a voluntary group based in Wandsworth that works to create a sustainable income from clean energy. This income is dedicated to promoting well-being in disadvantaged communities in Wandsworth. CREW's goal is to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency ...

Communities for Renewables CIC

CfR is a specialist advisory company that helps local energy enterprises, local authorities and commercial developers to develop, finance and manage renewable energy generation schemes that are owned by and run for the benefit of the local community. CfR also ...

Invest in community energy

Are you a social investor? Find out about current community energy share offers and register your interest in future opportunities.

Urban Community Energy Fund

Funding for community energy projects CSE is administering, with Pure Leapfrog, the government-funded £10m Urban Community Energy Fund (UCEF) which was launched in November 2014. The scheme funds community renewable energy projects through their development phase, to determine viability, and ...

Smart and local energy market development

The future of energy is locally generated, locally owned, low carbon and smart. The development of smart energy technologies provides the potential to change the way households, businesses and communities generate and consume energy. Energy storage and management technologies will ...

Local energy enterprise support

CfR helps local energy enterprises go from pub chat to company set-up, business planning, feasibility, community engagement, project development, financing, procurement and operations. Energy spend is a significant drain on local economies; 15% of earned income in some of the ...

Investment support

From feasibility grants and community share offers to commercial investment, CfR can help raise the funds required to make your local energy project happen. CfR have a track record of getting community renewable energy projects, large and small, off the ...