The Power to Change Trust which provides support to Community business in England has announced the launch of its new Next Generation fund. The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area.
The Trust will hold two application rounds, one in winter 2018 and one in early 2019, and award funding and support to five community groups per round. The fund is open to well established and experienced community energy businesses in England who want to develop innovative business models, building on their past achievements. Projects will need to be complete by June 2021.
The Trust will run a 45-minute webinar for applicants starting at 17.30 on 20 November. Click here for details.
Each round will comprise of three stages. The deadline for stage 1 (submitting an Expression of Interest) is the 13th January 2019.
Shortlisted groups will need to attend an interview in the week beginning 28 January. The selected groups will be notified in early February, and will move on to Stage 2, the ‘Partnership Phase’.