We can offer help to people who have an idea that they want to turn into a sustainable project. The assumption is that projects of this kind will eventually become independent organisations.
For example, Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) started out in 2010 with the Transition Bath Energy Group sitting about in a pub and asking the question ‘Why doesn’t Bath have its own community owned, clean energy company?’ From those humble beginnings, and after a lot of hard work, BWCE has gone on to become one of the largest community owned energy companies in the UK with over 1000 member investors. They have installed 12.35MW of renewable energy which is enough to power nearly 4,000 homes and reducing carbon emissions equivalent to the carbon footprint of nearly 1,000 B&NES residents.
Other examples include Dry Arches and Energy Sparks, now a national charity dealing with energy use and education in schools.
All projects are different and will need assistance in different ways. We can offer: a listening ear, professional advice, help with volunteer recruitment, use of Transition Bath’s charitable status, access to a bank account, insurance, help with fundraising and, perhaps, seed corn funding. If this possibility interests you, use the contact form below.
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