13 December 2011
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has announced funding of £10
million for local community energy projects, and a £20 million boost to the existing public sector energy
efficiency loan scheme.
The new £10 million Local Energy Assessment Fund, managed by a number of
community networks and administered by the Energy Saving Trust, will be run as a competition, with the chance
for around 200 community organisations to get to grips with energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Organisations including parish councils, voluntary associations, development trusts and faith groups are all
eligible to apply.