There is currently an array of support available to groups looking at developing Community Energy Projects in Wales. This is available to groups at any stage from just forming an idea to financing the scheme.
Renew Wales provides Peer to Peer support for any groups looking to take enterprising action on climate change. Renew Wales is able to support any type of project as long as it is tackling the causes or impacts of climate change. It is able to do this through it’s Peer Mentor network who are able to offer flexible and specific advice based on your requirements. This includes supporting a wide range of Community Energy Projects For more details visit here.
Robert Owen Community Banking has finance available to support communities in Wales to take forward renewable energy projects. The Community Energy Fund has been developed in conjunction with Big Lottery and Community Enerrgy Wales, to provide the financial support that community projects require to advance from initial feasibility through to installation. The Community Energy Fund provides a form of mezzanine finance that covers the initial high risk costs of scheme development. For more details visit here.
Local Energy . The Welsh Government’s Local Energy Service provides financial and technical support to help social enterprises and SMEs across Wales to develop their own renewable energy schemes. For more details visit here.
Resource Efficient Wales is a Welsh Government service providing people (domestic, business, community, voluntary and the public sector) with a single point of contact for support on using resources (energy, materials and water) more efficiently. For more details visit here.
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