• Time to Talk - Community Foundation & CAN event

    Posted 19th Jun 2024

    CAN is hosting a Community Foundation ‘Time to Talk event’ which will focus on opportunities for funding applications with digital inclusion elements. — Read more.

  • CAN welcomes familiar face Marc Johnson

    Posted 10th Jun 2024

    A familiar face has rejoined CAN, welcome back to Marc Johnson. — Read more.

  • Opportunity to Tender– Installation of Solar Panels and Battery Storage

    Posted 7th Jun 2024

    An opportunity has arisen to tender for the installation of solar panels and battery storage, along with all associated works to connect the installation to the building’s electrical system and to the grid, across a number of community buildings in Northumberland. The work is part of our ongoing plan to install renewable energy generation on over 100 community buildings across the county through Northumberland Community Energy Ltd. We have previously contracted for the delivery of an outline assessment of the potential for solar panels and battery storage for each building and information from this work is available on request. Whilst we are not wedded to any specific supplier or configuration, this information should be used as a guide. Any significant changes to this configuration must be justified and compliant with planning requirements. Any options available to us of different levels of generation or storage should be described with details of cost implications. We anticipate funding the following installations: — Read more.

  • CAN welcomes new starter Fiona Knox

    Posted 6th Jun 2024

    We're delighted to welcome Fiona Knox to the CAN staff team. She joins us as the new Northumberland Community Energy (NCEL) project officer, working to support the installation of solar panels with batteries in community buildings across Northumberland to build reliance within communities. — Read more.

  • Blog: Help me bring about affordable rural homes

    Posted 24th May 2024

    By Vince Walsh, Rural Housing Enabler at CAN (pictured right with Tom Johnston, Communities CAN Coordinator on left) I started as a Rural Housing Enabler last December 2023 working for CAN and am part of a network of other Rural Housing Enablers across the country. — Read more.