Community Benefit Fund Applications

At the Annual General Meeting of the Islay Energy Community Benefit Society on Wednesday 27th April, it was announced that the sum of £60,000 would be transferred to Islay Energy Trust to provide a number of grant funding opportunities towards a range of community projects in the communities of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Applications for funding may be submitted by anyone resident and registered on the electoral roll or from groups, organisations or businesses with a registered address on Islay, Jura or Colonsay. Projects should provide clear benefit to the wider community of Islay, Jura and Colonsay.

Following the overall aims of IET, funding will be available in three priority areas:

  • Developing renewable energy projects for community benefit
  • Supporting community groups to build capacity and achieve social and environmental benefits and
  • Supporting individuals/groups in modernising outdated fuel systems and energy savings.

There is a 2-stage application process for funding, the first of which is the submission of an Expression of Interest form, the electronic version is downloadable (EOI); a pdf of the form is available (EOI); while paper copies can be picked up at the IET office in Custom House, Bowmore.

For further information and to express an interest in the fund, contact Billy on 01496 301413 or via e-mail:

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