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:

Expressions of Interest for Round 1 by 13 January 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. There will be two application rounds, one in winter 2018 and one in early 2019: funding and support will be awarded to five community groups per round.

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.

There is a webinar for applicants on 20 November 2018 – see website for details.

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