Powering-up Communities

Community Energy

 

Not-for-profit community groups in Cornwall are being invited to ‘power-up’ with the skills they need to build their membership and enjoy the environmental, social and financial benefits of delivering green energy projects thanks to a pioneering new training programme.

Community Energy Plus supported by Kabin, the independent Co-operative development body for Cornwall, have secured funding from energyshare to offer a free training and mentoring programme which aims to help build stronger communities with locally owned, renewable energy assets at their core.

Our “Powering-up Communities” programme offers a series of six workshops on a range of subjects, from setting up a group right through to raising funds to bring a renewable energy project to fruition.  Community Energy Plus will be delivering the programme and our  energy experts will also provide mentoring support tailored to the needs of participating groups – whatever their stage of development.

The training programme will help groups to guide the development of sustainable energy activities the renewable energy development in their local area and will include talks by experts, workshops and supporting materials.

Community Energy Plus and Kabin have extensive experience in this area and can guide groups through the necessary governance structures, planning process, community engagement activities, procurement and delivery of renewable energy projects, including the mechanisms for claiming the feed-in-tariff and ring-fencing community benefit funds for future generations.

 

Truro sessions

Workshop 1: Introduction to community energy 7th March 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm
Workshop 2: Decision making and  group structures 16th March 2015 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Workshop 3: Technical feasibility 28th March 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm
Workshop 4: Planning 28th March 2015 1pm – 4pm
Workshop 5: Community engagement 13th April 2015 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Workshop 6: Social Finance and planning your enterprise 25th April 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm

 

Bodmin sessions:

Workshop 1: Introduction to community energy 14th March 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm
Workshop 2: Decision making and  group structures 24th March 2015 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Workshop 3: Technical Feasibility 11th April 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm
Workshop 4: Planning 11th April 2015 12.30pm – 4pm
Workshop 5: Community Engagement 21st April 2015 6.30pm -8.30pm
Workshop 6: Social Finance and planning your enterprise 9th May 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm

 

Don’t miss out – book your group’s sessions today!

To book sessions for your group please download and complete our booking form.

For further information about the ‘Powering-up Communities’ programme call 01872 245566.

 

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