Communities

Scottish Government aims to reach a target of 1 gigawatt of community and locally owned renewable energy by 2020 and 2 gigawatts by 2030.

Local Energy Scotland is here to help you access CARES and contribute to Scotland’s goals.

How can CARES help?

Generating your own energy

Thinking about ownership or part-ownership of a renewable energy project? We can offer:

  • Free local advice and support

  • Help to identify and engage with partners to take forward a Joint Venture project

  • Financial support

  • Free online toolkit
The Benefits of Generating your own electricity

Benefitting from commercial projects

Local Energy Scotland provides support to community groups to help maximise the gain from commercial renewables developments, whether through the creation of a community benefit fund or in-kind benefits.

If you are looking to engage with commercial developers regarding community benefits and want the best deal or if your community is already in receipt of community benefits, we can support you.

Find out more about community benefits from commercial projects