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Energy Resilience Fund

The Energy Resilience Fund is blended loan and grant finance to enable Co-operatives, community businesses and social enterprises to retrofit energy generating/saving technology on community owned or managed buildings, with an initial focus on stabilising or reducing energy costs.

Fund Information:

  • Investment amounts from £10,000 to £150,000.
  • Up to 40% of the total is available as a grant, where justifiable to support cost stabilisation or reduction.
  • Energy Audit Grants are available for costs between £500 and £2,500, where these have not been completed.
  • Minimum Term 12 months, Maximum Term 7 years.
  • Interest Rate – 6.5% flat (11 – 12% APR)
  • Arrangement Fee – 1%.
  • Security – mainly unsecured.


  • Own your building or have a significant lease (12 years or more).
  • Been declined by a bank.
  • Be a social enterprise.
  • Have clear social aims and objectives.
  • Based in England.

The target is high energy users, working in deprived communities or with marginalised groups/s.  

For more information contact:

Tim Coomer, Business Development Manager / 07342 674673


Kevin Lloyd-Evans, Lending and Relationship Manager / 07506 336535

This is a time limited pilot partnership led by the Key Fund with funding and support from the Access Foundation, Power to Change, Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust.