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We manage the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), giving advice and funding about local renewable energy.


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Local Energy Scotland is a prominent consortium that plays a vital role in administering and managing the highly esteemed Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), which is supported by the Scottish Government. This initiative is aimed at enabling communities to actively engage in and benefit from the ongoing transition towards achieving net zero emissions. To fulfill this purpose, Local Energy Scotland provides funding and assistance to community groups for the installation of renewable energy generation.

However, their support extends beyond mere financial aid. They offer invaluable guidance from their expert local development officers, who provide free and impartial advice. Additionally, they provide an array of online resources, including toolkits and project guides, to assist in identifying the most suitable approaches for each unique local energy project.

Technical guidance, through their framework contractors, is also made available to complete feasibility studies or develop renewable energy endeavors. Project managers with extensive experience are on hand to ensure seamless project development and mobilization support for capital projects. Ongoing support, mentoring, and community discussions are provided to facilitate continuous growth and success.

By subscribing to the CARES Newsletter, stakeholders stay updated with the latest developments and news within the local energy landscape. With Local Energy Scotland's comprehensive array of services, communities are empowered to contribute meaningfully to Scotland's renewable energy industry and the decarbonization of its buildings


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