On this page you can find resources and articles that Pure Leapfrog and partners have produced over the years, but are no longer up-to-date. 

Introductory Guide: Community Energy for Local Authorities

To help the community energy sector to reach its potential, Pure Leapfrog has been convening a series of roundtables to explore various approaches that local authorities can take to establish, co-develop and facilitate community energy projects. 

This, our first document in the Scaling Up! Series summaries the findings of these roundtables, and is aimed at local authority representatives. 

The publication is available to download here

Pure Leapfrog Investment Readiness Publication

This publication is intended to be used by leaders of community energy groups to help them put themselves in the best position to be able to attract the capital that they need to fund the projects that they are developing. 

It outlines the primary dimensions of investment readiness, what issues you should consider and the skills and expertise that you need to meet your obligations to your investors and other capital providers. 

The publication is available for download here

Neighbourhood Planning and Community Energy Guide

Neighbourhood Planning was enacted as part of the Localism Act of 2011. It gives local communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood as well as shape the development of their local area. 

This guide brings together information relevant to any community energy practitioner wishing to introduce a neighbourhood plan.

The publication is available for download here