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CARES funding available to help communities make a green recovery

The next funding round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open.
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New Facebook group launched to support communities

Local Energy Scotland has launched CARES: Connecting Communities, a Facebook group where community members and organisations can share ideas, make connections and get advice.
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Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme resumes

After a brief suspension to coordinate a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the scheme has now resumed. Funding is available to encourage generators to make the Loss of Mains settings changes required. The next deadline to apply for grant funding is Tuesday 12 May 2020.
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Local Energy Scotland: COVID-19 status update

Our COVID-19 status update at Wednesday 18 March 2020.
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Scottish communities reap £20m in benefits from renewable energy projects

For the first time ever, the Scottish Government’s Register of Community Benefits has shown that £20m worth of community benefits have been recorded by Scottish communities and renewable energy businesses in a 12 month period.
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New community benefits toolkit available

A new, free toolkit to help communities make the most of community benefits is now available on the Local Energy Scotland website.
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CARES Funding round now open

The next funding round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES), is now open for applications until Friday 31 January 2020.
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New CARES mentoring programme open for applications

The pilot phase of the new CARES mentoring programme is now open for applications.