East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund

Find out what type of project is eligible and how to apply for money.

Applications for the East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund (ERREF) will open on 1 August 2024 and close on 31 August 2024

What's the East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund?

The fund aims to help projects that benefit East Renfrewshire communities.

The money comes from renewable energy projects in East Renfrewshire. We run the fund with contributions from:

  • Scottish Power Renewables
  • Whitelee Windfarm
  • Middleton Windfarm

Read case studies of projects which have benefited from the fund

Eligibility criteria

East Renfrewshire capital projects with a minimum cost of £20,000. Projects need to meet one of more of these priorities:

  • Community facilities and services such as hall refurbishment or buying equipment and vehicles
  • Community or local events such as summer fairs or special event
  • Environmental projects such as planting trees or building paths
  • Heritage projects such as history trails or statue conservation
  • Skills and employment such as training equipment
  • Sport and recreation such as upgrading play areas or buying sports equipment
  • Youth and education such as clubs, Brownies or nursery and school projects
  • Net zero/emissions reduction such as LED lighting, installation of renewable energy sources, waste management

Before you start

If you've a project idea, get in touch to discuss the scope of the idea and whether you might qualify. 

Depending on the project you might need to provide:

  • Detailed drawings
  • Specifications 
  • Event details 
  • Project timescales
  • Detailed costings
  • Permissions, unless an application for them is part of the grant

How to apply

  1. Read our East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund (ERREF) Application guidelines
  2. Read the General conditions of the grant.
  3. Request a discussion with Economic Development Officers by email to business@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
  4. Fill in an Expression of Interest Form and return to: business@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

    Expression of Interest Form (PDF) [312KB] Expression of interest form - word version (Word doc) [37KB]
  5. Complete the ERREF Application form and return to: business@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk along with supporting documents

    ERREF application form (PDF) [779KB] ERREF application form - word version (Word doc) [104KB]  

    (To complete the PDF version, download it and open in Acrobat then Click the "Fill & Sign" tool in the right pane).

What happens next?

Applications are considered and awarded by the ERREF panel. The Council endeavours to notify applicants on the outcome of their application within four months of the closing date.


Last modified on 11 July 2024