A comprehensive list of funding opportunities is available through Community Energy England’s website.
The Mayor of London has also developed a number of funding initiatives that may be helpful for community energy projects in London.
Groups can now apply for funding to support the development stages of community projects – for example, to carry out preliminary viability and feasibility studies or develop a financial business case. This time round, projects are not limited to solar – although there is a solar fast-track to help groups take advantage of the remainder of the Feed in Tariff.
Community Energy London is helping to organise a workshop at City Hall on 13th September, 6-8pm to support applicants with their submissions. Space is limited, but places can be reserved through the Eventbrite invitation.
• energy generation (e.g. solar heating and photovoltaic, heat pumps, hydroelectric, AD)
• energy storage (e.g. batteries), particularly when utilised alongside existing or planned energy generation
• energy efficiency and demand reduction (e.g. energy conservation measures, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), heating controls, building insulation)
• electric vehicles or low carbon transport initiatives (e.g. EV charging points)
The London Community Energy Fund 2018/19 will offer grants of up to £15,000.
The deadline is Friday 2nd November at 5pm.