Community buildings invited to apply for up to £1,000 for energy saving improvements
 
We're delighted to announce that Western Power Distribution Community Chest has reopened today, offering community groups a share of £50,000 to install energy saving improvements in their village halls and community facilities.
 
Eligible buildings in the WPD network area (covering much of the South West of England, South Wales and the Midlands) can apply for the costs of installing simple improvements which reduce energy use and running costs, and impove the carbon footprint of their building.
 
The grant is administered by CSE and funded by WPD. Eligible measures include insulating roof spaces, installing energy saving appliances, draught proofing windows and doors, fitting effective heating controls and upgrading lighting.
 
The application process is simple. Applicants are asked to submit a short application form alongside quotes for their chosen improvements, and a simple ’walkaround’ energy audit of their building. Please ensure you read the guidance and eligibility carefully before applying. Grants are offered on a first come, first served basis so act quickly to avoid missing out.
 
This is the fifth time the scheme has run since 2010 with over 200 communities already benefitting from warmer and cheaper to run buildings as a result. A series of case studies are available which highlight some of the possible improvements to make using the grant.
 
Download the case studies, further guidance and an application pack from www.cse.org.uk/wpdcc. Email [email protected] with any questions. Deadline 30 November