Grimsby Community Energy

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Investing in community-owned solar panels to tackle energy poverty

Sector

Community Energy

Location

Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Award amount

£45,975 match funding +£6,000

Key objectives & Outcomes

Award purpose

To support the launch of a community share offer to repay a start-up loan and gain new local shareholders. Everything invested by local people was matched by Power to Change.

Locally rooted

57 local people are community shareholders and decide on the direction of the business. They all have the same voting rights.

Improve local employment

Through work experience and volunteering, local people are gaining specific skills needed for jobs in Grimsby’s thriving renewables industry.