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Process Evaluation of LEAF (Community Energy Grants Programme)

LEAF was a grant programme funded by DECC in 2011-2, and administered by the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Under LEAF, DECC awarded a total of £9 million of ring-fenced funding to 236 groups, to support community action on energy and climate change. The intention of the fund was to “prepare communities to participate in emerging opportunities around the low carbon economy such as Green Deal, revolving funds for community renewables, Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive” . DECC is inviting tenders for a contractor to deliver a small process evaluation, with the following objectives: • Provide an overview of what LEAF funding was spent on; and what short and longer term outputs were delivered; identify any initial outcomes where appropriate; • Identify factors which appear to support or hinder success and draw out commonalities by project or community type; • Explore the role played by community engagement in the projects; • Investigate how prepared communities are for the Green Deal or the Renewable Heat Incentive as a result of projects that were intended to support these programmes. We expect the methodology to include: • Analysis of secondary data already held by DECC: application and monitoring supplied previously by all 236 projects. • Survey of all projects (open and closed questions). • Qualitative research with a small sample of areas to develop case studies, linking with data from the secondary data sources and survey.

Ref: TRN 504/10/2012,


Contract value: 45000.00 - 65000.00GBP

Published: 8 Nov 2012, Receipt by: 8 Apr 2013