Energy Efficiency Sharematch

Supporting communities raising investment through community shares to pay for energy efficiency measures.

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Match funding towards your community share issue

Energy Efficiency Sharematch will support Co-operative Societies, Community Benefit Societies and Charitable Community Benefit Societies based in England to undertake activities which reduce their energy usage, or identify alternative sources of energy, leading to a reduction of both the organisation's carbon footprint and energy bills.

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Eligible activities could include but are not limited to:

  • Installation of new on-site energy/heating generation measures (eg solar panels, heat pumps)
  • Installation of new energy efficiency measures in a building (eg insulation, LED lighting, double glazing, draft-proofing, improved doors)
  • Improvements to other aspects of operations (e.g. changes to more energy efficient equipment, transport upgrade)

How to apply

Applicants should initially complete the expression of interest form at the link below. We will review these and get back to eligible projects with an invitation to apply through the Crowdfunder platform.

Energy Efficiency Sharematch is a £250,000 fund administered by Crowdfunder, working with Co-operatives UK and funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment using funds from the Dormant Assets Scheme, which redirects money from forgotten accounts to good causes. 

The fund will run until March 2025, with the ambition to award all funds before this time.

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The home of crowdfunding for community share offers

Communities are stronger when they own the things that matter most to them. If you're looking to run a community share offer, Crowdfunder is the place to be.
Crowdfunder supports best practice community share offers with discounts for offers with the Community Shares Standard Mark.

Find out more about community shares on Crowdfunder

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