Potential Opportuities

In Northern Ireland the potential opportunities are unfortunately currently vastly limited in terms of grants and funding. In the past various implements have been used such as Renewables Obligations Certificates or Renewable Heat Incentives to help offset the initial outlay for installing renewable technologies. However due to changes in government priorities these funds have been withdrawn since 2017. There is currently no plans to replace them or create new, similar programs. This is where the RECENT Project policy influencing hopes to make a difference and you can visit that section of our site for more information on how to get involved in this.

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A couple of potential areas to explore if you have an innovative renewable technology idea may include the Green Investment Group or the Green Angel Syndicate which is headed up by Nick Lyth who has worked with RECENT Project partners on previous and current other EU projects.

Community Forum

A community forum is an event open to the public, advocates, community partners, elected officials and their staff. Typically, a community forum includes a panel of experts who speak about a specific topic, provide the current state of play and outline how the community can stay engaged.

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Community forums have traditionally been arranged in a local community with local community invited to attend a local building, often a church hall or community centre. Indeed getting people together in this way remains beneficial. However, in modern terms the word "community" has changed and can relate to more than a group of people in a similar location and also relate to people from different areas with a similar mindest - be it an online community of people interested in a sport or hobby or those with similar political beliefs. That is why this website exists and while much of the work done on the RECENT Project relates to communities within the 5 partner countries, we also see this as a place for the community of those interested in renewable energy and water assets to be able to meet and share ideas. Please check around the site and make use in particular of our message board to open discussions on topics of interest.