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SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities Programme

The Sustainable Energy Communities Programme is a beacon of collaboration, bringing together over 750 communities to create a sustainable and energy-efficient future. As an engaged participant in this transformative program, your community gains the power to shape its energy destiny.

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Benefits for Your Community

 

  • Achieve Financial and Energy Savings: By actively participating in the Sustainable Energy Communities Programme, your community can unlock financial and energy savings that contribute to a more sustainable future.
  • Improve Public Wellbeing: Energy-efficient buildings enhance public wellbeing and comfort, creating a healthier living environment for community members.
  • Boost Local Knowledge and Skills: Engage in capacity-building activities that boost local knowledge, skills, and employment, fostering growth and development within your community.
  • Build Capacity and Leverage Funding: The program offers opportunities to build capacity and access dedicated SEAI funding ranging from €10,000 to €25,000 to develop a comprehensive Energy Master Plan.
  • Contribute to Climate Change Targets: Play a vital role in achieving climate change targets by adopting sustainable energy practices within your community.
  • Support an Equitable Transition: Contribute to an equitable transition to a low carbon society, ensuring that the benefits of sustainable energy are accessible to all.
Supports for Your Community

 

  • Local SEAI Mentorship: Receive personalised guidance and support from a local SEAI mentor who will work closely with your community to address your unique interests and needs.
  • Dedicated SEAI Funding: Access dedicated SEAI funding to kickstart your journey, with grants available for developing an Energy Master Plan.
  • Community Platforms and Networks: Stay informed and connected through community platforms, e-zines, and exclusive network groups. Attend regional/national training, events, and webinars to broaden your knowledge.
  • Signposts to Further Funding Opportunities: Explore additional funding opportunities and avenues for support through the program’s network and resources.
Program Stages

 

Stage 1: Learn

Get acquainted with the network, explore joining your local Sustainable Energy Community, or initiate the creation of a new one. Understand the fundamentals to kickstart your community’s sustainable energy journey.

Stage 2: Plan

Apply for 100% SEAI funding to undertake your Energy Master Plan, guided by a technical expert. Launch the plan within your community, setting the foundation for impactful energy projects.

Stage 3: Do

Activate your Energy Master Plan, explore additional projects, and learn about accessing further funding to realise your community’s sustainable energy vision.

In order to support the change process within the company, the grant can also be used to cover part of the salary cost for up to 10 company green project team members over the project duration. The goal of the project team members is to develop and implement environmental best practice within the company by learning by themselves and subsequently training others in environmental improvement tools and techniques. The project team members will be responsible for driving continuous environmental improvement and efficiency.

For more information see: https://www.seai.ie/community-energy/sustainable-energy-communities/

 

Grant applications are a key specialty of Celtic Dynamics. We actively research and apply for grants on behalf of your company, ensuring you can access available financial assistance to optimise the overall cost of your energy projects.

How to Proceed:

Ready to secure funding for your energy-saving projects? Book a call with Celtic Dynamics to discuss the details further and receive a customised quotation. Our Energy Grant Applications service is designed to enhance your chances of success in securing grants for your energy initiatives.

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