Community Energy Initiatives

There is a detailed guide aimed at communities who may be interested in energy activities or projects on the Government website for community energy. This includes details of all the advice as well as financial support available for community energy projects.

There is also advice available for community led projects from the Energy Saving Trust, who have produced a series of ‘how to’ guides available. These are designed to give you advice on various aspects of running a successful community energy project.

The Government has published the UK’s first Community Energy Strategy in 2014 which explains the role that communities can play in helping to meet the UK’s energy and climate change challenges.

Energyshare is a not-for profit organisation which aims to give everyone the opportunity to source, use and even generate their own 100% British renewable energy - and save money doing it. It brings people together in person and online to make a difference at every level - from individual households to community projects and national influence. Its website is packed with everything from funding opportunities and inspiring cases studies to energy saving tips and information on gathering local support.