East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund

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

Please note applications for 2022 are now closed.  Please keep checking this page for updates on 2023 applications. 

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. 

Download an initial enquiry form (PDF) [169KB] .

Download an initial enquiry form. (Word doc) [34KB]

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

Download the full criteria. (PDF) [643KB] (opens new window) .

Download the general conditions of grant (PDF) [312KB] (opens new window) .

Download an East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund application form in PDF format (PDF) [790KB] .

Download an East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund application form in Word format (Word doc) [255KB] .

Email a complete application to liona.allison@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

You must also print the form and post it back to us with the required attachments - see checklist on the application form.

Postal address

Democratic Services 
East Renfrewshire Council Headquarters 
Rouken Glen Road 
G46 6UG

Last modified on 14 February 2023