Bath & West Community Energy Fund Grant

This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
14th September 2020
Closing Date:
2nd November 2020 , 9:00 am
Maximum grant awarded:
£5000

What is the Bath & West Community Energy Fund grant programme?
Bath & West Community Energy Fund is the mechanism through which Bath & West Community Energy distributes  surplus income for community benefit. Bath & West Community Energy develops community owned renewable energy projects, offering local people the opportunity to invest in local projects, earn a reasonable return and as members have a say in the running of the organisation. Bath & West Community Energy is a community enterprise, set up for the benefit of the community and to support local action to reduce the impact of climate change.

What can you apply for?
To be eligible for funding the project must aim to reduce carbon emissions and/or address fuel poverty.This year, and as communities work together to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, the fund is happy to consider applications for projects that increase the resilience of communities in a way that also reduces carbon emissions. Carbon reduction does not just relate to energy projects; it might also include local food, sustainable transport or waste reduction or indeed any activity that reduces carbon emissions.

Who can apply?
The BWCE Fund will provide grants to local community projects in Bath and the surrounding area (including Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES), those parts of Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire that border B&NES, plus the area of S Somerset close to BWCE’s Crewkerne solar array at TA18 7NX) that reduce carbon emissions and/or tackle fuel poverty. Applications from projects in the vicinity of existing Bath & West Community Energy projects are particularly welcome.

Your group must be a community, self-help or voluntary group, a community enterprise or a charity.

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. Alternatively you can request a hard copy application by post by contacting our office.