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Powering Communities Fund

We want to see community energy thrive. Younity supports its community energy partners and their ambitions, through our Powering Communities Fund, which provides financial grants to the sector. 

We’re looking for applications from community energy groups or organisations that have a current or upcoming Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Younity or have made use of our Kickstart Loan facility. Applications are judged by an independent panel and Younity will be awarding grants to four projects. 

Our sixth round of funding closed on Friday 31st May 2024 at 5pm.

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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 the 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.

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Become an affiliate

Along with our friends at Your Co-op Energy, we’ve forged an affiliate partnership programme that brings together community energy producers from around the country.

Together we’re working collaboratively to develop new products and business models, to ensure the wider public and their communities truly benefit.

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Powering Communities Fund case studies

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Apply for the fund

Complete this form to register your interest in applying for the Powering Communities Fund.

Full Name
We only collect your telephone number to allow us to help process your enquiry. We will not pass this information on to any third parties.
Are you a member of an existing community energy group?