Help your community create a positive change

CARES has been established by the Scottish Government to encourage the local or community ownership of renewable energy across Scotland. It's a one stop shop for support, advice and loans to community groups and rural businesses who wish to generate renewable energy.

The Energy Saving Trust is hosting a series of themed Green Deal events across Scotland in 2013 on behalf of the Scottish Government.

By making more efficient use of energy, water and raw materials, Scottish organisations can deliver £2.7bn of potential savings to the Scottish economy.

Visit a local home and learn about green technologies and how to reduce your fuel costs.

Kick-start your community project with our online tools, whether you're aiming to make your community building more energy efficient, trying to bring renewable energy to your community, or just getting ideas for making an impact on the carbon footprint in your area.

Our step-by-step guide to finding a grant or loan to help support a project in your community.

Want to visit a green home in your community?
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Read or download our guides for step-by-step instructions on running a successful community energy project