Next Generation Innovation Fund

Run by CEE partners' PowertoChange, the Next Generation Innovation Fund supported 11 organisations to develop and test new business models on behalf of the community energy sector. Each project was provided with up to £100,000 of grant funding and the support of our consortium to develop their project ideas, test the real world application of their business models and share this learning to benefit the wider sector. 

A variety of business models were tested across England through the Innovation Fund, with groups required to demonstrate how the project they proposed would meet principles of:

  • Innovation
  • Business model Testing
  • Community Impact
  • Replication

See the fantastic summary of project case studies, short videos, and reports here: