Funding sources and how we can help
CfR can provide proposals and quotes to help with applications to the Urban and Rural Community Energy Funds , which can help cover organisation set up, site searching and detailed site specific feasibility work, business planning and legal costs. Where CfR is selected as the preferred advisor we are happy to review your application and support the process. Having supported a range of projects under these grants we have a good understanding of the funders’ requirements and designing a programme which achieves the best possible progress with the funding available.
CfR can also support applications to other grant funds where available.
Community share offers
CfR can provide commercial advice, director mentoring and project management support to help your community energy share offer. See our services below.
For larger projects or to meet tight delivery timeframes it may not be possible to raise all the funding required through a community share offer. Alternative or supplementary commercial funding sources that may be appropriate include:
- Construction bridge loan finance
- Community share offer under-writing
- Bank loan finance
- Alternative loan finance
- Commercial equity investment
CfR can help develop a finance strategy appropriate for your enterprise and support the fund-raising process. Please contact us for further details.
CfR development funds
CfR has development funds that enable us to provide contingent services (including covering 3rd party costs) on projects that meet our investment criteria. CfR’s investment is recovered through contingent fees paid on completion of a successful fund raising. Please contact us for further details.