Powering our future: how community energy groups are tackling the climate crisis

As temperatures soar and global resources come increasingly under threat, the reality of the climate crisis has never been clearer. In this episode, we explore how communities can run their own renewable energy projects, such as YEALM and Brighton Energy and reinvest the profits into their community.

Show Notes:

The Next Generation programme is a £1m+ fund and expert support programme, created by Power to Change to pioneer innovative community-led energy projects and business models. Existing community energy businesses will be supported to develop into holistic energy businesses that provide benefits across their local community.

Find out more: www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/next-generation-community-energy-programme/

The M&S Community Business Challenge is coming to Bradford and Bristol in 2019. Community businesses can apply for mentoring from M&S and a small Power to Change grant.

Find out more: www.communitybusinesschallenge.co.uk/

The Community Business Fund designed to support existing community businesses with grants to help them progress towards self-sufficiency. It will be re-opening for applications in September 2019.

Find out more: www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-fund/

Read more case studies - Gawcott Fields Community Solarin Buckinghamshire; Grimsby Community Energy; and Sheffield Renewables.

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Transcript: https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-inspired/podcasts/powering-future-community-energy-groups-tackling-climate-crisis/powering-future-community-energy-groups-tackling-climate-crisis-2/

Photograph by Susan Brown FRPS