Legal issues and funding

This page provides information on legal issues around funding and finance for community energy projects.

Useful for:

  • Community groups applying for grants
  • Community projects claiming incentives (e.g. FiT, RHI)
  • Community projects running share issues
  • Social Enterprises
  • Community groups looking for legal documents

A short guide on what GDPR means for community energy groups here and on what community groups should do to prepare here.

A short document on the implication of European state aid rules for community energy projects is available here

A short document on the implications of claiming Feed in Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive payments for projects that have recieved funding from other sources is available here

Pure Leapfrog has worked with Community Energy England to develop a project called LEAP, the first plank of which is a legal toolkit of template project documents that will reduce community groups' legal costs (with discounts and freebies for CEE members) and are approved by community energy funders. More information is available here.


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