CARES development loan

The CARES development loan provides support of up to £150,000 for projects to take forward plans for renewable energy generation schemes for communities and eligible organisations in Scotland. 

The updated application and guidance notes can be accessed via the below links. Failure to contact your Local Energy Scotland Development Officer before submitting an application may affect our ability to support your application.

Once you have reviewed the general guidance on applying to CARES and want to proceed with a loan you should read the Development Loan Guidance.  

You can download the application form here

You can find out about the application deadlines here ->

Please note that applications for this round will provide a pipeline of projects for delivery in 2020/21. The CARES panel will assess the applications, but confirmation of funding will not be provided (and projects will not be able to progress) until the Scottish Government provides confirmation of the 2020/21 CARES budget.  

Please contact to be put in touch with your local CARES Development Officer who will be able to assist you with completing the application.