9 Jan 2018
The Thrive Renewables Community Benefit Programme offers grants of up to £4,000 for energy efficient improvements such as insulation, better doors or windows, LED lighting and improved heating controls.
The community building must be located in the immediate vicinity
of wind, solar and hydroelectric installations that Thrive Renewables is
invested in. This year there are 21 eligible locations spreading
across England, Scotland and Wales.
Now in its third year, the fund has provided grants to a number
of different types of buildings including community centres,
village halls, a cricket pavilion and a youth centre, for
improvements such as loft insulation, new (more draught-proof)
doors, water saving devices, energy efficient lighting and other
Explaining the benefits of the grants, Thrive Renewables' Adrian
'Our grants mean community buildings can make fundamental energy
improvements. Improvements to how comfortable they are, how much
they cost to run, and, ultimately, how much they get used. There
really aren't many grants for spaces like this, but so many people
and groups rely on them.'
To be eligible for a grant, applicants must complete a basic
energy audit to help identify the most appropriate improvements to
The deadline for applications is 30 March
Find out more and apply.