Community engagement & diversity

Engaging local communities is a central part of why makes community energy is unique and brings so many benefits beyond standard energy projects. Encouraging and facilitating participation from local residents and stakeholders is therefore vital to your success. 

Here are some resources to help you consider who and how to engage in your community effectively.

  • Energy Citizen Empowerment Kit - is a new tool to help overcome barriers to citizen participation in energy system. A collaborative effort between researchers and policy experts has resulted in the creation of this new tool, which has been designed to boost the development of more inclusive renewable energy projects. 
  • MyCommunity - lots of resources about engagement in your community 
  • Community Wellbeing Index - gives an insight into what’s important to people in different areas of the UK for tailoring communications
  • CEE Justice Resources - resources for helping communicate effectively with young people, disabled, and black and brown communities on energy