Ynni'r Fro Evaluation

Welsh Government
Start date:
April 2013
October 2013
Ynni’r Fro is a 5 year Welsh Government programme (2010-2015) to support the development of community renewable energy initiatives. Brook Lyndhurst was commissioned to carry out a mid-term evaluation of the programme to assess its performance to date and identify recommendations for improvement going forward. The evaluation had four components:
  • a desk review of the recent history and policy context to Ynni’r Fro;
  • an online survey of 69 community groups that have applied to Ynni’r Fro for support;
  • follow-up interviews with 45 selected community groups who responded to the survey;
  • and 20 interviews with stakeholders to discuss the design and delivery of the programme and the broader barriers to community renewable energy in Wales.

The full report of the findings from the evaluation is available to download at http://wales.gov.uk/statistics-and-research/evaluation-ynnir-fro/?lang=en or from the link on the right.

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