What you need to know

Community benefits are a renewable industry led voluntary initiative to support communities – often in the form of funds. They offer an opportunity for communities to work with renewable energy businesses for the long-term benefit of the community.

Related case studies

The 9CC Group

Local Electricity Discount Schemes (LEDS)

Micro-grant schemes

The Community Benefits Toolkit

The Community Benefits Toolkit guides community groups through the process, from initial contact with a developer through to creating a legacy, monitoring and reviewing the project.

Watch our webinar to find out how the toolkit can help your community.

Additional resources

Our resources help communities make the most of community benefits from renewable energy developments.

Community benefits

Community benefits for net zero

This guide explores the benefits of funding net zero projects from community benefit income.

Community benefit Memorandum of Understanding