Community Energy funding

Western Power Community Energy grants are currently available via CSE.

£1000 grants now available for energy improvements to community buildings

The Western Power Distribution Community Chest has just reopened offering community groups a share of £50,000 to install energy saving improvements in their village halls and community facilities.

Community buildings across WPD’s network area, which covers areas of the South West of England, South Wales and parts of the Midlands, can apply for up to £1000 to install simple improvements which reduce energy use and improve the efficiency of the space.

The grant is administered by CSE and funded by WPD. Eligible measures include insulating roof spaces, installing energy saving appliances, draught proofing windows and doors, fitting effective heating controls and upgrading lighting.

The application process is simple. Applicants are asked to submit a short application form alongside quotes for their chosen improvements, and a simple ’walkaround’ energy audit of their building. CSE are on hand to offer expert advice and guidance on completing an application should you need it.

The Community Chest has been available previously in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and over 150 communities are benefitting from warmer and cheaper to run buildings as a result. A series of case studies are available which highlight some of the possible improvements to make using the grant.

Download the case studies, further guidance and an application pack from www.cse.org.uk/wpdcc. Email wpdcc@cse.org.uk with any questions.

Please share these details with anyone who you think may be benefit.

Best wishes

CSE Communities

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