Local energy enterprise support

CfR helps local energy enterprises go from pub chat to company set-up, business planning, feasibility, community engagement, project development, financing, procurement and operations.

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Shared ownership

CfR helps communities and renewable energy companies work together to develop and deliver shared ownership models for MW-scale solar and wind projects.


Investment support

From feasibility grants and community share offers to commercial investment, CfR can help raise the investment needed to make your local energy project happen. We even have our own development fund.

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Smart and local energy market development

The future of energy is locally generated, locally owned, low carbon and smart. Find out how CfR is helping pro-active localities to lead the way.


Invest in community energy

Are you a social investor? Find out about current community energy share offers and register your interest in future opportunities.


Where is your local?

Explore our local energy map to find out where CfR is helping to create local energy economies.

CfR is an asset locked community interest company (CIC), regulated by the Community Interest Company Regulator. Surplus profit is re-invested in supporting further community energy initiatives. CfR is an active member of Community Energy England and RegenSW. CfR is a Co-operative Development Body member of Co-operatives UK and is able to provide support with community benefit society set-up and development.

Communities for Renewables is grateful for the support of RegenSW who helped to set up CfR and provide ongoing governance and support. We are also grateful for the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, which has provided a seed loan facility.

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