Western Isles community facilities to benefit from funding for energy efficiency and renewables
Community Energy Scotland, LEADER Innse Gall (LEADER) and the Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) are joining forces to make it as easy as possible for community groups to improve how they use energy in their community facilities.
Heat pumps, wall and floor insulation, double-glazing, wind and solar power plus smart, efficient heating systems and controls are among the options to save costs, boost warmth and reduce emissions.
Both LEADER and WIDT have funding for schemes to tackle fuel poverty and promote renewable energy, and have turned to CES for expert help to address the needs identified by community groups.
Under a two-year initiative, LEADER and WIDT will fund CES staff in Stornoway and Benbecula to advise groups throughout the Western Isles on what they could and should do, as well as where funding can be accessed.
LEADER and WIDT will financially support some of the projects themselves – over and above the funding granted to CES.
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