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Grants for community groups to generate own renewable energy

Grants for community groups to generate own renewable energy

British Gas and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage are looking for applications to a new £3.5 million scheme to provide to community groups, including schools, to help them use, source or generate their own renewable energy.

Energyshare will operate across the UK for the next three years. This pilot application round has £500,000 with grants up to £100,00

There’s a multi-stage application process culminating in a shortlisting and public vote; so getting lots of local support for your project idea is a must.

Details about the scheme and how to register your organisation to take part are available at

The first closing date is 31 May 2011. Others will follow.


This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many opportunities first published this week at, the resource for up to date information about new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, enterprises and the throughout the UK.

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