Case studies of community projects

What have communities been doing? Our case studies include a range of projects, from people with just an idea of what they want to achieve as they embark on community energy projects, to those who are well on the way to making huge reductions in their carbon footprint.

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Click on any link below to download a PDF of the case study.

 

England  

East England

London

North East England

North West England

South East England

South West England

West Midlands England

 

East  

Green Sproughton

  • Community building refurbishment
  • Carbon footprinting and transport survey
  • Forming partnerships
 

London  

Hyde Farm Climate Action Network

  • Events to engage the community
  • Home energy checks
  • Community gardens

St Mary's Church

  • Energy audit and church refurbishment
  • Home energy checks
 

North East  

Sadberge

  • Developing a plan
  • Home energy checks / smart meters
  • Home insulation schemes
 

North West  

Sustainable Blacon

  • Home insulation schemes / thermal imaging
  • Cycling scheme
  • Social Enterprise

Davyhulme Energy Saving Project

  • Church groups
  • Events and community engagement
  • Home insulation scheme
 

South East  

Low Carbon Hook Norton

  • Home Energy Audits
  • Smart meters
  • Saving water
 

South West  

Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon

  • Starting a community group
  • Events and community engagement
  • Applying for funding

Bovey Climate Action

  • Events and community engagement
  • Community gardens, car sharing, home energy advice
  • Community building refurbishment
  • Community group training
  • Transition towns initiative

Dorset DA21

  • Community group training
  • Transition towns initiative

Toddington village hall

  • Community building refurbishment
  • Applying for funding

Urchfont Climate Friendly Community Group

  • Home Energy Audits
  • Applying for funding
  • Working with a Parish Council
 

West Midlands  

Mini Eden

  • Community garden
  • Community building refurbishment
  • Community group training

Cotteridge

  • Community building refurbishment
  • Church groups
  • Fundraising
  • Renewable energy

Whittington and Fisherwick Environmental Group

  • Events and community engagement 
  • Home energy audits
  • Home insulation scheme
  • Applying for funding
 

Northern Ireland  

Derrygonnelly

  • Church groups
  • Home energy audits
  • Events and community engagement
 

Scotland  

Kingussie Community Development Company

  • Applying for funding
  • Renewable energy – hydro turbine
  • Events and community engagement

Linlithgow Climate Challenge

  • Home insulation scheme 
  • Community engagement
  • Community renewables

Newmore House Group

  • Community building refurbishment

Read or download our guides for step-by-step instructions on running a successful community energy project

 

LEAF

The Local Energy Assessment Fund aims to support communities across England and Wales. Although applications for funding are now closed, LEAF still has useful information about seeding community energy action.

Visit the LEAF website.