Community Benefit Fund

Community Benefit Fund 2021

At the AGM in October 2020, it was agreed by members that £5,000 should be offered to local charities/community groups for energy reduction measures to their buildings. Nine applications were received and four were successful.

The grants have been awarded as follows:

  • Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Race and Equality Centre, who received £1,750 for new LED lighting to the ground floor of their Unity Centre in Cuppin Street, Chester.
  • Dodleston Village Foundation, who received £750 towards completing their LED lighting replacement in the village hall.
  • Neurotherapy Centre, who received £2,000 towards changing a total of 78 fluorescent lamps to new LED fittings in the centre in Saltney.
  • Tarporley Community Centre, who received £500 to complete their LED lighting upgrade in the village hall.

The successful applicants were delighted to be helped by the new fund which will continue to be awarded annually.

Neurotherapy Centre

Dodleston Village Foundation

Tarporley Community Centre















Community Benefit Fund 2020

Chester Community Energy Ltd are proud to announce the receivers of this year’s Community Energy Fund grants. The application process was open in the last quarter of 2019 and early in January 2020 the successful applications were reviewed and narrowed down.

The grants have been awarded as follows:

  • Stanney Grange Community Centre – £1,900 towards the installation of energy efficient LED Lighting;
  • Grozone – £1,100 to assist them with their ambitious off-grid electricity project

Chester Community Energy welcomes and will continue to support local initiatives aimed at making our communities more sustainable and environmentally friendly!


Stanney Grange







Community Benefit Fund 2019

In 2019 CCEL awarded a total of £3,000 funding to four local community groups from its community benefit fund. The awarding of the fund was carried out by a panel of two shareholders and a director of CCEL with the help of Chester Voluntary Action. 17 applications were received and four were selected for funding. The successful applicants were: Campbell Memorial Hall, New Images Youth Centre, Live Scene and Vernon Institute.

Live Scene

Live Scene

New Images Youth Centre

New Images Youth Centre







Community Benefit Fund 2018

In 2018 CCEL awarded a total of £1,000, which was split between Frodsham Community Association, Neston Community Youth Centre, Retreat House Chester and Cheshire Waste Reduction Volunteers.

The funding has been used to replace florescent tube lighting with more efficient LED lighting, for building insulation materials and to buy large compost bins that will be used in local schools as part of the children’s environmental education.


Retreat House


Frodsham Community Association