Renewable Energy Grant Bid Passes First Hurdle

Low Carbon Scilly, the islands’ new community energy group, has been successful in the first stage of their application to secure funding for islanders who want to install more efficient heating systems.

They’ve applied as part of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme.

Lisa Magill Brown attended their first AGM on Wednesday at the Church Pavilion. She says they’ll now need to work with the Energy Saving Trust to develop the project before the final bid goes in later this year.

Lisa says this first stage was one of the biggest hurdles and, after yesterday’s AGM, there’s now a committee in place. She’s pleased the project is moving in the right direction and she’d welcome more volunteers to help spread the workload, particularly those who’ve signed up to the scheme.

The organisation aims to encourage the use of more efficient and affordable heating and now has 12 members.

The group elected Jonathan Smith as Chairman, David Senior as Treasurer and John Carter as Secretary. Louise Graham and Sue Hodgson also joined the committee.