We are Local Energy Scotland
We manage CARES - the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme. CARES supports communities across Scotland to engage with, participate in and benefit from the energy transition to net zero emissions.About us
Don’t know where to begin?
We have guides, tools and resources for every stage of a project.Our guide to getting started
Already have an idea or proposal?
Our local development officers provide free advice to help you with the next step.Find your local contact
The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) offers a range of financial support to local energy projects. We can also help you with ongoing support, mentoring, advice and more.An introduction to Funding
Funding available nowCARES funding
Average community value from recent projects £4,500 Per mW per year
Total benefits paid in the last year £24,900,748
Community and Locally Owned Projects
Discover the projects which are contributing to Scottish targets for community and locally owned energy, alongside projects which have received CARES funding from Local Energy Scotland.Explore map