Current Offers

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Location: Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare and surrounding parishes.

Project: 9.3MW Wick Solar Farm

Funding goal: £1.3 – £4 million

Local community purpose: The solar farm is expected to generate around £3 million in surplus income over 25 years, with £50,000 per year from the outset and the first funds available from April 2018. Funds will initially be used to support a grant fund for local community projects managed by Somerset Community Foundation. In Autumn 2018, an energy and fuel poverty advice service will be launched, to be managed by the Bristol-based charity Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and delivered through partnerships with local organisations.

Intended investor return: TBC

Opening Date: TBC

Investments can be made from £100; roughly equivalent to 1 of our 36,000 solar panels!

Bonds will be eligible for an Innovative Finance ISA or can be held in a self-invested pension plan (SIPP).

Each bondholder will also be given a single share in Burnham and Weston Energy CIC, enabling them to take part in AGM decisions on a ‘1 member 1 vote’ basis. Power to the people!

Visit their website for more information www.burnhamandwestonenergy.co.uk

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As with any kind of investment, there are risks associated with putting your money into a community energy enterprise. You should consider all the information provided by each community energy enterprise carefully and not assume that one offer or enterprise is similar to another. Offer documents should be read carefully and in full.

Most community energy investment offers are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Some are not treated as a controlled investment for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 pursuant to paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 and offer documents may be exempt from the requirements of an approved prospectus set out in section 85(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

If you are in any doubt as to whether a community energy investment offer is suitable for you, you should seek your own advice from an independent financial adviser duly authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, who specialises in advising on investment in shares and other securities.

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Past community energy share and bond offers

CfR has helped raise over £40million for community energy projects, including over £5million from community share and bond offers. Contact us to discuss how we can support your share/bond offer or other finance raising options.

Funding Raised

£600,000 on £500,000 target 110%

Location: Plymouth

Project: Rooftop solar on city schools

Funding raised: £600,000 (on £500,000 target)

Local community purpose: Surplus income generated supports the Plymouth Energy Community to help households in Plymouth reduce their energy use and spend, and to tackle energy debt and fuel poverty.

Intended investor return: 6%

Close date: 2014

Funding Raised

£850,000 target 100%

Location: Plymouth

Project: Rooftop solar on local community buildings

Funding raised: £850,000

Local community purpose: Surplus income generated supports the Plymouth Energy Community to help households in Plymouth reduce their energy use and spend, and to tackle energy debt and fuel poverty.

Intended investor return: 6%

Close date: 2015

Funding Raised

£1 million target 100%

Location: Plymouth

Project: 4MW Ernesettle Solar Farm

Funding target: £1,055,000

Local community purpose: Combat fuel poverty, support energy efficiency and further community energy initiatives, provide funding for local community organisations

Intended investor return: 6%

Close date: 4th December

Funding Raised

£300,000 target 100%

Location: Selsey, West Sussex

Project: 5MW Solar Farm (built June ’16)

Funding target: £300,000

Local community purpose: Combat fuel poverty, support energy efficiency and further community energy initiatives, provide funding for local community organisations

Intended investor return: 6%

Funding Raised

£500,000 target 84%

Location: Gawcott, Buckinghamshire

Project: 4.18 MW Solar Farm (built June ’16)

Local community purpose: Address fuel poverty, support energy efficiency and further community energy initiatives, provide funding for local community organisations

Intended investor return: 6% with 0.5% increase for each 1% rise in inflation above 3%

Close date: May 2017 – £420,000 raised!

Funding Raised

£150,000 target 100%

Location: Exeter – Devon / Penryn – Cornwall

Funding raised: £150,000

Community purpose: Company provides advice and funding to community groups aiming to produce low carbon electricity, reduce local energy use and spend, and tackle energy debt and fuel poverty.

Intended investor return: 12%

Close date: July 2014

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