South Lakeland Community Energy Support Project

The South Lakeland Community Energy Support is a project running until March 2018 to provide support to communities wishing to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy schemes in South Lakeland.

The project, delivered by CAfS on behalf of South Lakeland District Council, aims to meet the growing demand for assistance from communities experienced by the Council, providing the relevant expertise to help projects become a reality.  Up to 25 communities will benefit from free one-to-one development officer time, consultancy support, funding advice and training to help get their schemes off the ground or to break through barriers to action.

Projects must be community-led to be eligible for assistance and have social, environmental, as well as economic benefits to the communities in which they are based.  Projects supported so far include advice on heating and insulation improvements to historic community buildings, renewable energy advice for village halls, energy audits and help for a community hydro scheme.

If you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of a community-owned building, establish community-owned energy generation, or address fuel poverty in your area, then we would love to hear from you.

Contact Emma Greenshaw Community Energy Project Manager for more information.