Next Generation fund for community energy opens 1 July 2019

27th June 2019

Business advice and grants up to £100,000 are available from Power to Change’s Next Generation Fund for existing community energy businesses in England. This programme is not suitable for starting new community energy projects. Projects should be delivering outcomes by June 2021.

“The Next Generation Fund aims to fund exciting and inspiring new business models to enable community energy schemes to lead the way in the decarbonised, decentralised, digitalised energy transition. We are looking for applications detailing business models which are not already proven models in other geographical areas. We are looking for new business models that test innovative approaches to enable the community energy sector to develop within a future subsidy-free landscape.”


Please read the guidance notes.

The application form will be available when round two opens on 1 July 2019.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 15 September 2019 (midnight).


Answers to frequently asked questions are available or email

For information on eligibility and how to apply, you can also watch the round one webinar recording