Fund title: Next Generation Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants to help community energy groups to develop business models for community energy in their area.

Application deadline:

15 September 2019

Fund description:

The Next Generation fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. The fund provides research and development support, grant funding and learning/peer networking.

There are two rounds of applications. One took place in December 2018-February 2019 at which five groups were selected to move forward into the Research and Development stage. The second application round is now open.

The fund is seeking well established and experienced community energy businesses in England that want to develop innovative business models, building on their past achievements. Projects will need to be complete by June 2021.


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