We can help community organisations reduce their building energy costs and carbon emissions by installing renewable systems such as heat pumps or solar panels.

We can help your community at every stage of the project – from initial advice through to project completion.


We’ve supported lots of communities across Scotland to install renewable technologies such as heat pumps and solar panels to reduce their building’s energy costs and carbon emissions.

In this video we speak to:

  • Friends of Duddingston Charitable Trust, Edinburgh
  • Braehead and Broomridge Community Development Trust, Stirling
  • Inverness Masjid, Inverness
  • Loch Ness Hub, Drumnadrochit.

Watch our video to find out more and be inspired to decarbonise your community building with support from CARES and read our case studies below. We’ll reach net zero by working together.

Alford & District Men’s Shed received helped from the Community Buildings Fund to help keep their buildings warm and to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Case Studies

Nairn Community and Arts Centre

The Aboyne and Mid-Deeside Community Shed


Heat Pumps

An introduction to the different ways you can develop a heat pump project, including a step-by-step guide.

Site guide for community buildings

This guide outlines considerations for those in control of community buildings who are looking to make a change in their energy use and reduce carbon emissions.

Let's Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund - example application form

To help you with your application for the Let’s Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund, we’ve put together an example application form for your reference.