We're Local Energy Scotland

We manage CARES - the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme. We give communities, businesses and other organisations advice and funding in all aspects of local, renewable energy. 

What Is local energy?

Find out about local and community energy projects, how to get involved and sharing the benefits of renewable energy across Scotland. 

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We help you access the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) support and funding for community groups, organisations and businesses 

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Our free online tools and good practice guides will help you along every step of your local energy project journey. 

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projects and case studIes

See some of the project success stories that Local Energy Scotland and CARES has helped support. 

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Who we are

Find out more about Local Energy Scotland and get your local Development Officer's contact details.

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News and events

Keep up to date with all the latest relevant news, events in your area and fund launches. 

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