CARES development funding

CARES development loans and/or grant funding of up to £150,000 are available to support renewable energy projects for communities and eligible organisations in Scotland. Loans can include a write-off facility that allows development risk to be mitigated.   

Development funding supports development activities: for example, feasibility studies, design, and consenting of new renewable or innovation projects. Urban and rural communities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

  1. Read the ‘CARES Funding call 2020: information and guidance pack
  2. Contact your Local Development Officer for advice and support; failure to do so before submitting an application may affect our ability to support your application.
  3. Return to the main CARES Funding page for information on how to apply in the 2020 funding call.

  Supplementary guidance is coming soon to support full applications.