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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Scottish Enterprise - Energy Investment Fund


The Energy Investment Fund (‘EIF’) is a Scottish Government Fund managed and delivered by the Scottish Investment Bank. It provides commercial investment for renewable and low carbon energy solutions. EIF will provide flexible investment and debt funding for energy projects in Scotland that will facilitate, catalyse and accelerate Scotland’s transition to a low carbon economy.

It will focus on: increasing community ownership of energy projects in Scotland (including community stakes in commercial developments); accelerating the development of commercial low carbon energy projects in Scotland. EIF is a gap funder, and will only invest where there is a demonstrable funding gap in a project’s funding package. Projects must be committed to the principle of community benefit as outlined in the Scottish Government’s good practice guidelines.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Applications are welcome from community groups and/or national or regional organisations which are not profit-distributing (typically charitable bodies such as housing associations).


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When to apply

To be considered for the fund, please fill in your contact details on the form as soon as possible. Current funding is allocated until 31 March 2021. However, projects which are seeking funding for drawdown after 31 March 2021 are also encouraged to discuss funding options directly with the EIF team

How to apply

To be considered for the fund, contact the EIF team directly to discuss your project.

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Activites funded: Environment Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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