How it works
We want more businesses and individuals to power their homes and workplaces through community-produced energy. That means buying through ethical tariffs… and there’s none better than Co-op Energy’s Community Power Tariff.
For every new customer that switches to Co-op’s Community Power Tariff, we’ll add a tenner to the Powering Communities Fund pot. No questions, no quibbles… we love doing it.
Throughout the year community groups from across the country will apply for financial grants to help them start or improve their community energy project. And twice a year we’ll dip into our pot to give away free financial grants to the successful applicants.
Considering Younity is a newbie in the world of community energy, we’re pretty excited to have already donated thousands of pounds. That means groups like Southill Community Energy, Brighton Energy Co-operative and Awel Aman Tawe can continue to change the way we produce and consume power.Apply for the fund
Powering Communities Fund case studies
Tamar Energy Community
Tamar Energy Community are working with a researcher at Plymouth University on how best to utilise and access substation and domestic meter data. They want to combine this information to help them develop a young person's net zero champions community at each of their solar sites. The funding will allow them to secure SMETS meter data, provide engagement materials and external support for working with young people.
Ynni Ogwen Cyf
Ynni Ogwen Cyf would like to expand their existing community solar scheme, which provides clean electricity to community owned buildings. The funding will finally allow them to install PV’s and a battery to assist with the site becoming even more self-sufficient.
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Repowering London developed ReCreate, an education programme for Y5 Primary school children to teach them about climate change in an age-appropriate and positive way through the art of drama. The grant will help them deliver a ReCreate pilot in a London primary school, with a view to rollout out the scheme to as many schools as possible. To find out more about the ReCreate programme please visit www.repowering.org.uk
Harbury Energy Initiative
The Harbury Future Energy project needed to purchase and erect a wind data monitoring and recording device for them to gain more accurate estimates of potential energy generation.
Southill Community Energy
Southill Community Energy (SCE) requested funds for the purchase and installation of cattle fencing at Southill, to allow conservation grazing on the southern portion of the site.
Apply for the fund
Complete this form to register your interest in applying for the Powering Communities Fund.