The Next Generation fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area. There are two application rounds, one in winter 2018 and one in early 2019, and five community groups will be successful at each round. 

The fund is seeking well established and experienced community energy businesses in England who want to develop innovative business models, building on their past achievements. Projects will need to be complete by June 2021. The deadline for expressions of interest for the first round is midnight on Sunday 13 January 2019. Full details are available on the website.