Shortlisted for the British Renewable Energy Awards 2018

British Renewable Energy Association Awards - Finalist 2018 logo

We’re proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2018 British Renewable Energy Association Awards, for our hard work over the past year with three community energy enterprises. We are honoured to be in the finals alongside some amazing community energy organisations, and wish all contestants the best of luck. We hope to […]

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Burnham and Weston Energy CIC Makes a Splash

news articles on the launch of burnham and weston energy cic, new local community energy enterprise

The launch of new local community energy enterprise Burnham and Weston Energy CIC has been making a splash among local news. Citizens of the area are keen to find out more about community energy and the benefits it is providing to Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare including green electricity to power 2,000 homes, a community fund of […]

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Burnham and Weston Energy CIC Share the Sunshine at EAT Weston

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC director Tom Cosgrove at EAT Weston food festival

Last Saturday 7th April, CfR attended the EAT Weston food festival on behalf of Burnham and Weston Energy CIC to raise awareness in the local area about the new community energy company’s activities. The event was highly successful despite morning showers, and we were glad to see how interested local people of Weston-Super-Mare were in […]

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Burnham and Weston Energy CIC Launches Website

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC Logo

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC has launched its website. We think it looks great and are excited about the solar bond offer launching shortly, and community fund to launch later this year. Burnham and Weston Energy CIC owns one of the largest community solar projects in the UK at Wick Farm between the Somerset coastal […]

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Gawcott Fields Community Solar Releases First Bondholder Report

The Gawcott Fields Community Solar farm has been generating electricity and income from the sun since June 2016 and the first 18 months of operation have been a success. Gawcott Solar CIC is professionally managed by Communities for Renewables CIC, and has been established to own and run a community solar farm at Gawcott Fields […]

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Selsey Works are Awarded £20,000 to Tackle Fuel Poverty Through Ferry Farm Community Solar Project

Selsey Works receives grant from Ferry Farm Community Solar

 Ben Cooper, Director of Ferry Farm Community Solar, presenting grant award to Sue Osborne of SelseyWorks   Initiative to support local residents who are choosing between ‘heating and eating’ SelseyWorks, the community initiative launched in 2014, has been awarded the first part of a grant which aims to total up to £60,000 over three years. […]

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Ferry Farm Community Solar Project Announces New Grants for Local Schemes

gerry farm community solar - local groups awarded community funding

  Representatives from local groups awarded funding at the presentation evening at Selsey Town Hall 9th January 2018 Ferry Farm Community Solar Announces Second Phase of Community Funding The Ferry Farm Community Solar project, situated between Selsey and Sidlesham in West Sussex has announced the latest local projects which will benefit from the awards provided […]

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5MW Devon solar farm coming into community ownership

CfR has been working with South Devon community energy enterprise Yealm Community Energy Ltd (YCE) since 2015 to help bring a local solar farm into community ownership. The 5MW Newton Downs solar farm, near Newton Ferrers, was developed and built by Good Energy. The solar farm received approval from South Hams District Council subject to a […]

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Bee Warm fuel poverty scheme launches

Gawcott Fields Community Solar to take on local energy poverty this winter A local energy and fuel poverty advice service funded by Gawcott Fields Community Solar CIC is to be launched this winter. The scheme will be managed by Milton Keynes-based charity The National Energy Foundation and Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale. The scheme will offer […]

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Ferry Farm Community Solar makes first £40,000 grant award

Ferry Farm gives grants to local community groups

  The Ferry Farm Community Solar project, situated between Selsey and Sidlesham, West Sussex has announced seven local projects which will benefit from the first phase of awards provided via its community grant fund. The 2017 grant fund will total £40,000 across two application phases. The successful projects are: Selseyworks – for delivery of an […]

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