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  • The Scottish Government's Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES)

    Created: 03/08/2021

    The latest round of funding from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open.

    Grant funding, advice and support is available to community organisations, charitable organisations and faith groups that want to decarbonise their community buildings by installing low carbon or renewable energy systems, such as heat pumps or solar panels.

    Who can apply?

    Funding is available for many types of community buildings, including:

    • community cafes
    • community hubs
    • faith buildings
    • public halls
    • community halls and centres.

    When to apply?

    The current call will close on 30 September 2021, or earlier should the funding call budget be reached. The Scottish Government encourage you to submit your expression of interest as early as possible.

    How to apply?

    Full details and guidance notes area available on the Local Energy Scotland website.


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