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CARES green funding receives record levels of interestThe 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.
Community projects looking brighter thanks to Green Economy Fund funding boostWe'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.
CARES funding available to help communities make a green recoveryThe next funding round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open.
New Facebook group launched to support communitiesLocal Energy Scotland has launched CARES: Connecting Communities, a Facebook group where community members and organisations can share ideas, make connections and get advice.
Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme resumesAfter 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.
Local Energy Scotland: COVID-19 status updateOur COVID-19 status update at Wednesday 18 March 2020.
Scottish communities reap £20m in benefits from renewable energy projectsFor 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.
New community benefits toolkit availableA 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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