£10 million Community Energy Fund, designed to enable communities across England to set up local energy projects, to launch this autumn

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that it is to launch a new £10 million Community Energy Fund during the Autumn of 2023. The Fund is designed to help rural and urban communities across England set up local energy projects that will provide local jobs and deliver energy security,

The funding will help to kickstart projects including small-scale wind farms and rooftop solar partnerships, as well as battery storage, rural heat networks, electric vehicle charging points, and fuel poverty alleviation schemes – all proposed, designed and owned by local people

The Fund will support local jobs and growth, build stronger communities, and enable places to directly benefit from clean, affordable, locally sourced energy.

The full Press Release is available at this link to the GOV.UK website.