Low carbon programme offers up to £100,000 per project to Highlands local energy schemes

The West Harris Trust Community Enterprise Hub local energy system - which includes a wind turbine and smart management system.
The West Harris Trust Community Enterprise Hub local energy system – which includes a wind turbine and smart management system.

The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme – which recently launched a new £10 million funding call for innovative local energy systems – is holding a series of free workshops in the Highlands and Islands this month.

It is currently offering stage one support of up to £100,000 for projects to support the costs of developing investment-ready business proposals.

This funding targets rural and remote areas of Scotland, small towns and settlements and areas which are off the gas grid.  Successful projects will show a potential for increased energy efficiency, reduced emissions and a boost for remote communities through smart, local energy systems.

Caoimhe McCarthy, the low carbon energy systems programme manager, said: ““The fund will promote smart energy and low carbon solutions in rural areas.

“And the programme aims to support the development of substantive private, public and community low-carbon projects across Scotland through the provision of development support, expert advice and funding.”

The events are being held between 12-25 May in Wick, Oban, Lerwick, Inverness and Stornoway.

 

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