CARES funding guidance

This Guidance Note has been prepared to support potential applicants to the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) which is administered by Local Energy Scotland. If you are still developing your project proposal we would recommend you read this guidance and then complete a Project Proposal Form to let the team at Local Energy Scotland help you to apply for the right package of support.

Alternatively, if you’ve done this sort of thing before and consider you are ready to apply for funding, please read all the guidance before you complete an application form.

Download the guidance note here ->


You can find out about the application rounds here ->