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We work with individuals, community groups, businesses and other organisations.
We strive to make our services accessible to all - regardless of the language that they speak – and we’re committed to ensuring our materials are available in a range of languages.
We’re also members of Happy to Translate, a national scheme that enables organisations to engage effectively with people who speak little or no English. You can download some of our resources here, and our services can be arranged for non-English speakers.
If your organisation works with any groups where English isn’t their first language, find out more about how we can help: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Energy Scotland works in partnership with community groups to deliver free, impartial energy saving advice.
Individuals can call 0808 808 2282. Or, with their permission, you can refer community members to us through our secure, online Home Energy Scotland Referral Portal.
Our friendly, expert team advise on home improvements to save energy, or to generate renewable energy, and the funding available. We also put people in touch with other organisations that can help.
Your community can benefit from a wide range of resources and help from our local advice centres, including leaflets and factsheets, a Home Energy Scotland advice stand for an event, workshops and support for funding applications. We also offer training for staff and volunteers, and much more.
Local Energy Scotland delivers the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). They offer a range of support to community groups, including:
Resource Efficient Scotland helps businesses and community groups save money and carbon by showing them how to use energy, water and other resources more efficiently. The programme is delivered by Zero Waste Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) supports community-led projects to reduce carbon emissions and make community improvements. The programme is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful and funded by the Scottish Government.
The CCF offers funding for:
The programme features dedicated development officers who support applicants and grant recipients throughout the process. It also offers free training, support and resources through the Community Action Support Programme, which is also open to other Scottish community organisations with an interest in tackling climate change.
Contact the CCF at Keep Scotland Beautiful on 0800 111 4461 or visit their website to find out more.