East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund

Find out what type of project is eligible and how to apply for money.

Applications for funding from the East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund are now closed for 2023.

What's the East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund?

The fund aims to help projects that benefit East Renfrewshire communities.

The money comes from renewable energy projects in East Renfrewshire. We run the fund with contributions from:

  • Scottish Power Renewables
  • Whitelee Windfarm
  • Middleton Windfarm

Eligibility criteria

East Renfrewshire projects with a minimum cost of £20,000. Projects need to meet one of more of these priorities:

  • Community facilities and services such as hall refurbishment or buying equipment and vehicles
  • Community or local events such as summer fairs or special event
  • Environmental projects such as planting trees or building baths
  • Heritage projects such as history trails or statue conservation
  • Skills and employment such as training equipment
  • Sport and recreation such as upgrading play areas or buying sports equipment
  • Youth and education such as clubs, Brownies or nursery and school projects

Before you start

If you've a project idea, get in touch to discuss the scope of the idea and whether you might qualify. 

Depending on the project you might need to provide:

  • Detailed drawings
  • Specifications 
  • Event details 
  • Project timescales
  • Detailed costings
  • Permissions, unless an application for them is part of the grant

How to apply

Ensure completed applications are submitted by Friday 22 September 2023.

What happens next?

Applications are considered and awarded by the ERREF panel. The Council endeavours to notify applicants on the outcome of their application within three months of the closing date.  


Last modified on 26 September 2023