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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.
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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.

Free webinar - Community and local energy: a beacon for 2030

Chris Morris, Local Energy Scotland Manager, will be chairing ‘Community and local energy: a beacon for 2030’, part of the ongoing All-Energy/Dcarbonise webinar series.
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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.