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Energyshare Launches Matching Funding Offer for Community Energy Projects

Energyshare launches funding offer for 

local renewable energy projects

by ClickGreen staff. Published Wed 11 Apr 2012 11:24

Britain’s leading community renewable energy platform, energyshare, has launched a competition for five community renewable energy projects to win match funding of up to £5,000 through Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s crowd-funding platform peoplefund.it 

Community renewable energy projects from around the country will now have an exciting new opportunity to boost their fund raising thanks to the new competition launched today.

The first five renewable energy projects who raise £5,000 via crowdfunding platform, peoplefund.it will receive match funding of £5,000 to support their project.

Their project will appear on the peoplefund.it site, where they can ask people to support their projects by pledging amounts of up to £100. Once they raise £5,000, they will get the cash – and if they are one of the first five to do so, they will also get match funding. This new energyshare funding has been secured from British Gas

There will also be three awards of £2,500 available only on the main energyshare.com site. Groups will need to complete a short online application form which will, once applications close on 10th May, be reviewed and judged by British Gas, NESTA, and Forum for the Future.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for community energy projects to increase their funding support by unlocking the power of the local community on peoplefund.it,” said the site’s Nick Underhill. “We are looking forward to seeing communities really get behind some great projects.”

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