Bath & West Community Energy Fund Grant

Bath & West Community Energy Fund

This grant programme is currently closed to applications.

Opening Date:
Opens 19th September 2022. Subject to approval at BWCE AGM on 17th September.
Closing Date:
5th November 2021 , 5:00 pm
Maximum grant awarded:

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.