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Making it Happen – how to successfully run a community energy project from start to finish


Wednesday 9 December 2009


9:45am (for a 10:00am start) to 4:30pm


Oddingley Hall, Oddingley Road, Northfield, Birmingham B31 3BS


Green Communities – South West Birmingham Community Association

Target audience

  • Community representatives who want to work with energy professionals to develop sustainable energy projects
  • Energy professionals who are interested in working within the community to promote sustainable energy
  • Representatives from organisations who could offer support to community based sustainable energy projects
  • Groups concerned with helping the environment, saving energy and helping people save money on their fuel bills

The event itself

A one day course: FREE for Green Communities members

Learn new project planning skills and refresh existing skills in this highly interactive course. Making it Happen looks at how to successfully run a community energy project from start to finish. You will take part in hands-on practical exercises throughout the day to help you come up with new ideas, plan, implement and fund your project. This is an ideal opportunity to share ideas and expertise with energy professionals and representatives from the community and voluntary sector.

Contents of the day:

  • Introduction to Green Communities
  • About the energy world quiz
  • Getting your project started
  • Researching the community
  • Setting aims and objectives for your project
  • Making your project work
  • Funding your project
  • Completing your project

What you will learn:

  • How Green Communities works – what it can do for you
  • What makes a successful community based energy project
  • How to get started, idea development, research and planning required
  • Factors influencing success and failure, and how to keep your project going
  • How to raise interest in your project
  • Ways of working with potential project partners
  • Tips and ideas for applying for fund

How do you atted this event

To book your place, please contact the Green Communities team on 0844 848 0077 or email greencommunities@est.org.uk


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