Matchfunding to help co-ops and community businesses in England go green

Are you part of a co-op or community owned business in England looking to green your business?

Funding matched to community shares is now available to help you invest in energy efficiency measures which will reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint. This could include specific items such as heat pumps or solar panels, double glazing or LED lighting, as well as supporting the purchase of energy-efficient equipment and transport.

Co-operatives UK and Crowdfunder have launched the £250,000 Energy Efficiency Sharematch fund to support community businesses as they invest in greener ways of operating. Provided by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment Sharematch uses funds from the Dormant Assets Scheme, which redirects money from forgotten accounts to good causes.

Find out more here and find the full eligibility criteria here. Ready to go? Fill in the Expression of Interest form here.

Not considering a crowdfunder? We might be able to help through The Energy Resilience Fund – a blended loan and grant finance scheme helping co-operatives, community businesses and social enterprises to retrofit energy generating/saving technology on community owned or managed buildings. Find out more right here.