Get your £70,000 Local Energy Scotland grant here

renewables generalGrants of up to £70,000 apiece are now available for innovative local energy projects across Scotland.

Funded by the Scottish Government through the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), the Infrastructure and Innovation Fund seeks to support low carbon, whole system, small scale projects, both heat and electricity.

To register an interest in the fund, potential applicants are encouraged to contact Local Energy Scotland to discuss project ideas and to develop an application.

Application forms must be submitted by 18 July 2016 – and expressions of interest must be registered in advance of this date.

The Scottish Government is currently developing a new Scottish Energy Strategy, to support the country’s transition to a sustainable, stable and clean energy future.

Chris Morris, Manager, Local Energy Scotland, explained: “The Infrastructure and Innovation Fund intends to cultivate and develop projects which will overcome local challenges, to move towards this energy strategy.”

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