Energyshare is a not-for profit organisation which aims to give everyone the opportunity to source, use and even generate their own 100% British renewable energy - and save money doing it.
It brings people together in person and online to make a difference at every level – from individual households to community projects and national influence.
Its website is packed with everything from funding opportunities and inspiring cases studies to energy saving tips and information on gathering local support.
Co-op Energy Challenge
This programme was set up to encourage and support community energy projects. Although no new applications for funding are currently invited, their website includes case studies of previous projects and will include news and updates from this year’s winners.
The Rough Guide to Community Energy
This covers subjects such as forming an energy group, starting a project and options for investment. It is available as a free download from the Rough Guide website
Community Energy 2020
This is the vision of a new coalition of UK civil society groups calling for a dramatic increase in community-owned renewable energy in the UK. They are committed to facilitating a step change in support for co-operative model energy projects through stable policies and financial backing.