Government announces new Community Energy Fund to open in autumn

Photograph of a community energy group

The South West Net Zero Hub welcomes the announcement from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero of a new £10 million Community Energy Fund. The Hub has been part of the call to secure this new funding to meet a clear need from the community energy sector to progress their projects as part of a […]

£4.2m funding for innovative home energy advice in the South West 

Woman adjusts thermostat

We are pleased to announce that six organisations across the South West have been awarded funding to develop new ways to deliver in-person home energy advice to consumers in the region, following funding bids to the Local Energy Advice Demonstrator competition.  The awards are part of a national scheme funded by the Department for Energy Security […]

Hub to support Freeport to deliver on net zero

Plymouth and South Devon Freeport. Image credit: Oceansgate Plymouth City Council

The South West Net Zero Hub is supporting the Plymouth and South Devon (PASD) Freeport with their ambition to work with local partners to achieve a net zero emissions target for the Freeport area and the wider region, ahead of 2050.  Freeports are designated areas where a range of economic incentives are available. These include […]

South West Net Zero Hub retrofit scheme wins top award 

Unlock Net Zero Live award

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Green homes upgrade of the year – project award for our Local Authority Delivery (LAD2) retrofit scheme at the Unlock Net Zero Live awards.  The awards, which formed part of the annual Housing 2023 exhibition in Manchester on 27 June, recognise and champion progress on […]

Take part in our new community energy survey

Tell us what you think

The Hub has launched a new community energy survey to help us shape the support we deliver to the community energy sector in the South West.  Following the closure of the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) programme, the Hub is exploring how we can continue to support projects in the absence of government grant funding.  We are keen to […]