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Renewable energy

Big Energy Saving Week 26th-30th October 2015

Worried about paying your fuel bills this winter or just curious to make sure you are not over paying?  CRCC has a week of action planned to help people find out what support is available to them. There’s a whole range of information, grants and other support they may be entitled to....

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Power-up your community!

Not-for-profit community groups in Cornwall are being invited to ‘power-up’ with the skills they need to build their membership and enjoy the environmental, social and financial benefits of delivering green energy projects thanks to a pioneering new training programme. The “Powering-up...

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New Feed in Tariff legislation

ACRE has notified us that the changes to the  Feed-in Tariff Legislation which will enable charities to  manage a community energy project has been laid before parliament and will come into force 1st April. ACRE has been alerting Defra and DECC through briefings and consultations that...

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Vital Venues funded training for hall committees

Vital Venues is pleased to announce ‘Trustee Induction’ and ‘Business Planning’ workshops funded by Awards for All to support volunteers who manage village halls, community centres and other community buildings.     The Trustee Induction Workshop...

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Community Energy Projects and Feed in Tariffs (FiTS)

Nikki George November 26, 2014 Advice and guidance Renewable energy No Comments

DECC has published the Government Response to the consultation on support for community energy projects under the Feed in Tariff (FITs) scheme. A copy of the document can be viewed on the DECC website. Two key points, which may be of particular interest to community buildings.  Firstly...

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Community Owned Energy

        CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises....

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Generate your own energy

CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises. The idea is to help community...

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energyfund Cornwall: Last call for applications!

There are now less than four weeks remaining for groups to submit an application to energyfund Cornwall to claim their share of £300,000 of grant funding. There are lots of great communities across Cornwall already taking part – view projects here and don’t forget, projects...

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Bringing sunshine to Treverbyn

Treverbyn Community Hall launch campaign on energyfund Cornwall to gather support for Solar Panel installation   Treverbyn Community Hall, a Stenalees based charity, has launched an energyfund Cornwall campaign to ask the community to support their bid for a £8,000 grant to...

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DECC – Support For Community Energy Projects

Consultation description The Community Energy Strategy set out the main barriers to community energy activity and the actions that needed to be taken to help realise the potential of community energy. This consultation takes forward two actions in relation to renewable electricity...

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Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund

  The Cornwall Community Foundation are welcoming applications to the Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund. This fund supports community projects based in and for the benefit of people in the TR12 postcode. For further information please contact Donna Martyn at Cornwall Community...

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VAT increase on energy saving materials

Please note that from 1st August 2013 the rate of 20% VAT has to be paid on energy saving materials. The 5% rate was removed in the Finance Act 2013 which received Royal Assent in July. ACRE, which represents the national network of Rural Community Councils, made a case to HMRC during...

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Funding success for St Issey Village Hall

St Issey Village Hall committee celebrate success after securing a grant from Green Cornwall Grant Fund to install air to air heat pumps. The present heating system is a number of old infra red radiant heaters. These were not fit for purpose as the hall use had developed from the...

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Solar Communities “Free Solar PV”

Cornish charity and social enterprise Community Energy Plus has launched its Solar Communities 2012 programme with a multi-million pound fund to offer free solar PV installations to Village Halls, Community Centres, Sports and Recreation Clubs, Churches, GP Surgeries, Private Schools,...

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Win a community building eco-makeover worth up to £10,000

  The Western Morning News has teamed up with Calor Gas to launch a new competition which aims to give a community building in the Westcountry an eco-makeover worth up to £10,000. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.calorenergycentre.co.uk/makeover or by emailing...

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Government Launches Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a new Government initiative providing finance to non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane in Great Britain. Designed to revolutionise the way heat is generated and used, this is the first financial support scheme for...

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