Local groups with their own community buildings are able to apply to the Power Partners Fund for grants of up to £20,000 to make energy efficiency improvements.
Stevenage MP, Stephen McPartland, said, "I know there are groups using their own buildings which could benefit from these grants to improve energy efficiency to give a better environment and help to save money. The Power Partners Fund can help make a difference, so if your group has a suitable project it could be the opportunity to turn it into reality."
UK Power Networks has set up the £300,000 Power Partners Fund which will give up to 40 grants to not-for-profit organisations and community groups of between £2,000 and £20,000 to be more energy efficient and save money through improvements and advice. Publically owned buildings are not eligible. The fund will be adminstered in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy and applications for the first round of grants close on 18th February. To apply please go to the CSE website: www.cse.org.uk/projects/view/1356