Green energy boost for Dorset

Photograph of a wind turbine and solar panels in a field

A scheme to increase the supply of renewable energy to local people in Bridport, Dorset has taken a big step forward with the award of a £20,000 feasibility grant.  The funding was awarded by the South West Energy Hub in partnership with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and will be used to investigate the development […]

Totnes community aim to power Clay Park with renewable energy

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Residents at a new socio-eco housing development in Dartington could benefit from their own supply of affordable green energy, thanks to funding awarded by the South West Energy Hub in partnership with the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. Community-owned Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC), working with Transition Homes Community Land Trust (THCLT), […]

Funding boost for renewable school heating project

Photograph of a school playground surrounded by the countryside.

A community-led project which aims to heat six Nadder Valley schools entirely by renewable energy has received £27,000 in feasibility funding from the South West Energy Hub. If the project is successful, the schools will no longer be reliant on fossil fuels for heating and hot water, significantly reducing both their carbon emissions and energy […]

Strong community interest in green energy projects

Photograph of a room of people being presented to by a person training at the front of the room, presenting on the "Rural Community Energy Fund"

More than forty people attended a workshop in the New Forest this February to learn how to apply for funding for community energy projects. Feasibility funding of up to £40,000 is available to help communities in rural areas develop green energy projects, with further grants of up to £100,000 available to those which show a […]