Community Energy Toolkit
This toolkit has been developed as part of the Sustainable Energy Communities project and is intended to bring together practical resources for use by groups in Cornwall and Devon wishing to develop energy projects in their communities.
As a result of the Feed-in Tariff and the more recently introduced Renewable Heat Incentive, sustainable energy is one means by which community projects can generate an income. Whether this is used to develop further energy projects, or to support wider community goals, there are now real financial as well as social and environmental drivers for your community to engage with Sustainable Energy.
- Government Green Homes Grant extended until 31 March 2022, offering subsidised energy-efficient home improvements for homeowners and landlords
- Our fundraising campaign for Cornwall’s Cold Homes Relief Fund is underway
- Park Homes Warm Home Discount scheme for 2020/21 is now closed due to popular demand
This sections provides guidance on starting a community group, and how to structure your group.Read More
There are many ways to become a more sustainable community. All groups and places are different, and this section guides you through some of the options you have.Read More
One of the most important (and difficult) parts of a community project is raising the funds to bring your plans to fruition. We’ve developed this guide to finding finance for community projects.Read More