Community Energy Programme

Last updated: 5 November 2017
This was a GBP 50 million three-year programme to promote community heating (the linking of several buildings to a central heat source) through financial assistance in the form of grants, intended to help install new schemes and refurbish obsolete infrastructure and equipment. The programme aims to increase the development and installation of community heating schemes by addressing two key barriers: a lack of investment capital and a lack of knowledge of how to deliver the benefits of community heating. A further GBP 10 million of funding was announced in December 2004, to extend the programme to 2007/2008. The scheme is now closed.