ECOE Community Fund 2021/2022

Seadream Education used their funding to run three classes across two Exeter schools over the pandemic period

Previous fund recipient Seadream Education used its funding to run three classes across two Exeter schools over the pandemic period

We have now opened to applications for the fifth year of ECOE’s Community Fund, in which we are offering £5,400. The fund is available for local community groups to apply for financing for projects that help to save energy and/or help to alleviate fuel poverty. Hence we provide details of the fund launch in the rest of this post, guidance notes and application form below.

If you have any queries email info@ecoe.org.uk. For examples of projects that have previously successfully gained funding, visit this webpage.

What is the ECOE Community Fund?

It’s very important for ECOE to benefit our local community and one way we do this is via our Community Fund. So, every year at the AGM, ECOE members and directors agree the amount of money that is allocated from our Solar PV 1, 2 and 3 and Healthy Homes for Wellbeing projects to the Community Fund. Also, members can donate their own interest to the community fund.

Our ten solar power installations have generated over 1.8GWh to date and saved over 514 tonnes of carbon. Indeed, during the projects’ 20 years lifespan, we expect to make over £170,000 available to the Community Fund. So, this year £3,500 comes from income from our solar PV and Healthy Homes for Wellbeing projects. Much of the rest comes from interested donated by ECOE members. Thanks to everyone who did this.

Local community groups can apply for funding for projects that help to save energy and/or help to alleviate fuel poverty. You can find out who can apply, for what and our criteria for allocating grants in our guidance notes. We check all applications to see if they meet our criteria. A group made up of ECOE members, directors and partners from rooftop solar sites, local community groups and local statutory organisations will judge the proposals. If you would like to be a part of that group, please volunteer at info@ecoe.org.uk.

Guidance notes
Application form