Published: 25th Oct 2019

Bristol Community Energy fund has invested nearly half a million into various small scale renewable energy projects across the city.  The fund, which works to provide grant and loan funding to energy projects across the city, was created in 2015 when Bristol City Council secured initial funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Bristol’s Community Energy Fund has delivered £450,000 of funds to more than 50 community energy projects, including small-scale renewable projects, behavioural change campaigns and skills programmes. Successful grant applications included the funding of solar panels to support a mobile sensory environment for children with disabilities, a solar panel making workshop for young people and feasibility studies for a hydro-electricity station. Among the programmes to receive recent funding are around five megawatts (MW) of community-owned solar panels on public buildings and land and also investments in Bristol Energy Co-operative’s community-owned solar farm in Lawrence … (To read the full article, subscribe below)