Let’s do net zero community buildings: CARES funding available

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.


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


· community cafes

· community hubs

· faith buildings

· public halls

· community halls and centres.


Through a combination of grants and loans, CARES can fund up to 100% of the eligible project costs. Funding operates on a first come basis, and early applications are encouraged.


Expressions of interest should be submitted in the first instance. The funding call will close to new applications on Thursday 30 September 2021, or earlier should the funding call budget be reached.


Visit localenergy.scot for full information and how to apply.