A high level overview of the requirements for a successful Sustainable Energy Communities funding application and project.
About the new pilot grant
The Sustainable Energy Community Pilot Grant is a new initiative which aims to encourage suitable Sustainable Energy Communities to participate in small to medium energy projects.
The grant call is now closed for 2018. Up to €3 million will be made available to communities in the Sustainable Energy Community network and a maximum of €200,000 grant funding is available per application. All projects must be completed by October 31st. Grant applications will be assessed on a first-come first-served basis.
Who should apply?
- Current SEC network members
- Communities who are considering joining the SEC network
- Project coordinators and local contractors who are willing to transfer knowledge to local community groups
- Empower communities to manage local energy projects. Skills transfer and development will be evaluated
- Build on the SEC three-step process of Learn– Plan –Do. This grant offers an excellent 'Do' step opportunity
- Build on existing energy awareness and knowledge within the community
- Provide funding for small scale demonstration projects to showcase innovative energy solutions. This includes single community-owned building projects accessible to the public
How we evaluate projects
Value for money
- Value to the Irish State
- Energy savings achieved
- Calculation methodology
Quality and delivery
- Delivery commitment
- Robust project planning
- Submission and project quality
- Procurement process
How to apply
The Sustainable Energy Community Pilot Grant Programme is now closed for applications for 2018.