Calling all community organisations!!
The application window is now open for the Mayor’s London Community Energy Fund. Phase one of the fund offers grants of up to £15,000 that can be used to support the development stages of community solar projects.
Details can be found at www.london.gov.uk/community-energy-fund
Community energy represents a great way of bringing clean energy, good advice, local employment and social gain to neighbourhoods. There are some great examples of community energy organisations already operating in London – Repowering and South East London Community Energy spring to mind. SELCE in particular has a commitment to use the income generated by solar energy projects to support those vulnerable to fuel poverty in their local area.
You can find out more about what’s involved with setting up a community energy project at http://hub.communityenergyengland.org/, a great resource that SE2 helped to develop with Community Energy England, Project Dirt and the Energy Saving Trust.