£20,000 community awards from Newton Downs Solar

South Devon community energy enterprise, Yealm Community Energy (YCE), have made their first community fund awards from the Newton Downs community solar farm. £20,000 has been awarded by the community benefit society to a range of local projects including tackling fuel poverty, solar panels on the village hall, environmental education and the set up costs of […]

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Gawcott Solar awards £15,000 to local sports

gawcott fields community solar project logo

Gawcott Community Solar CIC, a Bucks-based local energy enterprise set-up and managed with the support of CfR, has awarded £15,000 in grants to local sports initiatives. Eight initiatives were supported in two rounds of grant funding. The initiatives are expected to benefit over 2,000 local people. The beneficiaries were: Buckingham Winslow & District Scouts Sailing […]

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CfR recognised at Community Energy England Awards

Jake Burnyeat (CfR founding Director) won the Community Energy Champion Award with Jason Blanchard (CfR Technical Manager) taking the Community Energy Young Champion Award at the Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales Community Energy Awards 2018. CfR was also short-listed for the Community Energy Finance Award for its work with Burnham and Weston Energy CIC. The awards were […]

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CfR short listed for Community Energy Finance Award

We are proud to announce that CfR has been shortlisted for the 2018 Community Energy England Awards in the ‘Community Energy Finance’ category. We are very pleased to be in the finals alongside some great projects and organisations. The 2018 Community Energy England awards take place in Bristol on the 19th October, following a conference being […]

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£3million community fund to launch as Burnham and Weston Energy CIC reaches £4million bond raise target

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC has reached its £4 million fundraising target making it one of the UK’s largest community energy crowdfunding campaigns. The CIC can now launch its community fund which over the 23-year life of the project is forecast to pay £3 million in surplus profits back into the local community. Initially half […]

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2nd year’s 6% share interest payment made to Ferry Farm Community Solar Ltd’s members

The Ferry Farm Community Solar Project, near Selsey in West Sussex, has been generating electricity and income from the sun since June 2016. Following completion of the second full year of successful operation and the AGM, the community benefit society is pleased to announce the second share interest payments have been made to members. Members […]

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Burnham and Weston Energy CIC Mentioned in The Colour of Money

“Many small communities in the UK find themselves at the periphery of a global energy system that drains value from the local economy and causes social and environmental problems. Burnham & Weston Energy is helping North Somerset take back control, kicking it all off with a crowdfunding campaign….” Read more at https://colour-of-money.co.uk/crowdfunding-energy-democracy/ 

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Burnham and Weston Energy CIC Bond Offer Launched – 5% inflation linked bonds to support one of the UK’s largest community solar farms!

solar panels at wick farm - burnham and weston community energy

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC’s bond offer is the cumulation of over two years’ of work by CfR to realise one of the largest community solar farms in the UK. The operational solar farm currently generates enough carbon-free electricity to power the equivalent of over 2,000 homes. It is expected to generate around £3million in […]

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