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Community Energy Scotland




Link to website www.communityenergyscotland.org.uk


Through the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Support Scheme, Community Energy Scotland can offer support to a range of community organisations to help with technical assistance to identify projects to reduce their energy consumption. In addition there is the CARES Loan scheme to support community and rural businesses with pre-planning costs for renewable energy revenue generation projects.


For more information:

email: patrick.ross-smith@communityenergyscotland.org.uk


Or phone: 01595 830206






Energy Saving Scotland advice centre Highlands and Islands




Link to website: energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland.


The Energy Saving Scotland advice centre delivers free, impartial advice on sustainable transport, energy efficiency and renewable energy for the home. The organisation works in partnership with communities and individuals across the Highlands and Islands to help develop low carbon lifestyles and cut carbon dioxide emissions. 


For more information:

email energyadvisors@hi.energysavingscotland.org.uk

Or phone: 0800 512 012







Link to website: www.changeworks.org.uk

Changeworks aims to improve quality of life and protect the environment. Working in collaboration, the organisation inspires and empowers people and communities to make a difference through changing their behaviour.  It also promotes the development of innovative projects or businesses in energy efficiency, waste prevention and sustainable transportation.




Environment and Resource Management Unit, Shetland Islands Council




Shetland Islands Council’s Environment and Resource Management Unit offers advice and support on minimising waste and managing resources.

Schools can request advice on the Eco Schools program. Businesses can benefit from free environmental audits and support in joining the national Tidy Business Scheme.  The public will find information on recycling, composting and ways to minimize their waste as well as advice and assistance on funding applications for allotments.


For more information

email recycling@shetland.gov.uk

Or phone 01595 744850




Hjaltland Housing Association – One Stop Shop 





Hjaltland Housing Association operates a One Stop Shop in partnership with the Shetland Islands Council to provide advice and information for private sector properties.  The association can also provide grant funding for home improvements, such as insulation, heating, windows, doors and draught-proofing, to households in Fuel Poverty.

For more information  

email mail@hjaltland.org

Or phone 01595 741368




Community Energy Efficiency Programme (CEEP)





Link to website


The CEEP scheme is administered by Shetland Islands Council in partnership with Community Energy Scotland and is designed to help community groups that own and/or manage buildings and facilities to reduce their energy costs.

The scheme can help community groups with energy efficiency measures such as draught proofing and additional insulation as well as a number of other improvements.

For more information

Email : grants.unit@shetland.gov.uk

Telephone: Your local community office or (01595 830206)

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