Ace for communities

Information on many elements of a community energy project, including; planning and design, community engagement, finance and funding, advertising and marketing and evaluation.

Locality - My Community

Includes a range of guides and case study resources for neighbourhood planning. Communities can find: bespoke advice & information on grants and technical support for neighbourhood planning.

Church Care

Information on how the Church of England is reducing its impact on climate change though energy saving in church buildings and communities. The site contains:
advice on energy audits & case studies.

Cooperatives UK

Cooperatives UK is the network for the UK’s co-operative businesses, they organise flagship national events and facilitate networks and workshops for co-operatives to connect.

Community pathways

Searchable information on different approaches to a range of aspects of community energy. Allows contribution of case studies, resources and literature to support other community energy projects.

Energy Saving Trust Resources for Householders

Information and tools to help with energy advice provision or energy efficiency / home renewables projects.

Plan Local

A detailed set of guides and resources (videos, case studies and guides) on how to tackle a community energy project.

The Source

A collection of guides on how to go about taking action on energy in your community. Collated by CSE.

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Energy Saving Trust resources for communities

Information and advice on community energy projects, including information on getting involved in a community project, accessing funding in Wales and regional case studies.

10:10 Solar Schools

The Solar Schools project is aiming to install solar PV to primary and secondary schools across the country. Fundraising is being led by pupils, parents, local businesses, former students and is being managed by the 10:10 project.

Transition Network Resources

Guidance for communities tackling sustainability

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Gov.uk community energy guide

The UK Government’s Gov.uk site has a guide aimed at local groups who are interested in setting up a community energy project. It includes the recently published community energy strategy and a range of other support for interested groups.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Presentations on community energy from CPRE's emPower Communities Community Energy Workshop, including finance and case studies