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Energy efficiency in community facilities

If you want to lower the carbon consumption/fuel bills of a community building that you are connected to, then the following is a great guide to conducting your own energy audit, identifying areas that need improving.

Energy Efficiency in Community Buildings (NEA)

Community funding

From time to time there is funding to help local organisations lower carbon emissions and become involved in energy or low carbon related projects. Currently, Surrey Community Action are administering a Community Buildings Fund which may be able to help in this regard.

Other community funding and grants can be found on the Community Energy England website. Funding opportunities include:

Community renewable energy projects – investment opportunities

Community renewable energy projects raise capital by issuing shares to potential investors from their local community. The resulting profits from the sale of the energy to the grid/Feed in Tariff are then shared between the landowners, shareholders, with the remainder put into local community benefit projects.

Another good and active renewable energy co-operative is Energy4All who often have details of new community energy schemes ready to be released.

Education resources

Are you working with young people, and would like to run a fun session to help inspire them to learn more about energy, how we use it, and its impacts?

Then download our free "All About Energy (6-11 year olds)" lesson plan resources:

All About Energy lesson plan

All About Energy presentation slides

All About Energy 'Pros and Cons...' sheets

For more information contact Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or email

Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form online to obtain a survey and no-obligation quote.

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