Community Farm Securing Renewable Energy for Future Generations
Stockwood Community Benefit Society
When I last wrote to you Stockwood had raised sufficient capital for them to install a renewable heat system for the business park and small photovoltaic array on one of the larger units. Continue reading
Low Carbon Hub in Oxford has two new projects on Ethex. These two projects come to £3.5million and they are anticipating returns of over 5%
Details at http://www.lowcarbonhub.org/invest#offer
Glenwyvis Distillery raising £1.5million to create Scotland’s first ever community owned distillery.
Details at https://glenwyvis.com
Bristol Energy Co-op bond issue extended to 06/06/2016
Details at: http://www.bristolenergy.coop/solar-bond-offer-1.html
Mounteneys Renewables – This Community Share offer is now closed. Both turbines are going ahead.
Reposer Balcolme – This Community Share offer is also now closed. Fully subscribed.
Wight Community Energy – Still time to invest – Extended to 17/05/2016.
Cardiff Community Energy – Planning to install Solar PV on 5 Cardiff schools. Share offer will launch in May.
These bring the total raised by offers featured here to over £65million
Some energy co-ops are now starting to issue Bonds, two notable examples being Bristol Energy Co-op and Bath and West Community Energy.
Our policy has been to only advertise Bond issues from Societies, as these are exempt from the Financial Services and Markets Act 2012, and are able to be offered to the public without a full, and legally binding, Prospectus.
Bonds, like all forms of loan stock, have no voting rights, are for a fixed term, can have a fixed interest rate, but carry slightly less risk than shares.
Bond issues on this site are always indicated in bold italic type
Further information is on our Loan Stock page
Wight Community Energy
Bringing existing 3.9MW Solar Farm on the Isle of Wight into community ownership.
Share offer open: 9th February – 31st March
Minimum investment: £500
Maximum investment: £100,000
Ynni Cadarn Peris are launching a share issues on February 27th to construct a mini-hydro scheme in Llanberis. Details as below:-
55 kWp micro hydro on Afon Goch in Lanberis.
Share offer launches Feb 27th, closes April 25th.
Have You Got £250 To Invest In The Liverpool Solar Communities Share Offer?
Go to www.gnce.co.uk/share-offer/ to find out more.
Help local charities become energy secure
Community Energy Merseyside has renewed its drive to raise community
investment to put solar panels on four community buildings in Liverpool as
part of its campaign to create carbon-free and solar neighbourhoods in the
poorest parts of the city. Supporters can invest £250-£2000 and will
receive 4% interest annually once the panels are installed. The Share Offer
is open until March 24th and we plan to install in stages as investment
comes in so the quicker the better!
You can get information about the Share Offer and the community
organisations we are assisting here:
pdated.pdf and you can view our promotional video on You Tube:
if you have any questions, contact Community Energy Merseyside:
Share offer extended for Penicuik community food and social supermarket project
An ambitious community-led project to bring a community food and market place to the Midlothian town of Penicuik has extended its share offer deadline to the end of March. The Penicuik Storehouse will play home to a community bakery, cafe, kitchen, food store and social supermarket and will provide a vital hub for the town.
The project is supported by the Plunkett Foundation
Read more here.
The following Community Share Offers are now closed, having been fully subscribed
Together they raised £7,248,000 in the last 2 months of 2015 Continue reading