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Local Energy Scotland awarded contract to manage Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)

Local Energy Scotland has been formally awarded the contract to manage the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) until the end of March 2025.
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Scottish Government publishes Local Energy Policy Statement

The Scottish Government has published its Local Energy Policy Statement which contains key principles and associated outcomes that represent the values it wishes to see adopted.
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Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme – final funding round

The final funding window to apply for grant funding for the Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme (ALoMCP) opens on Wednesday 11 November.
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Connecting with CARES for greener faith buildings

Find out how the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) helped the Inverness Masjid and the Iqra Learning Centre (Glasgow) reduce their running costs and carbon footprint.
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Webinar: Community benefits - getting the governance right

Join us for this interactive Zoom session where we’ll explore governance issues and look at this chapter of Community Benefits toolkit in more detail.
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CARES green funding receives record levels of interest

The latest round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES), which has received record levels of interest, has now closed to applications.
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Community projects looking brighter thanks to Green Economy Fund funding boost

We're delighted to have played a part in supporting SP Energy Networks' Green Economy Fund to help 14 community groups with exciting new solar projects.
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CARES funding surgeries

Our lunchtime funding surgeries are an opportunity to explore this funding call’s themes and the support available in more detail, ask the team questions, and find out the next steps in how to apply.