VOTING OPENS FOR M&S ENERGY – £300,000 Fund for Community Energy Projects

M&S Energy Voting Now Open

M&S Energy is today opening the voting stage for the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, with up to £300,000 available to support community energy projects and technologies across the UK.

Any not for profit organisation that wants to use renewable energy to provide community benefit has been able to apply over the last few months. M&S were looking for innovative and inspiring projects that support the local community’s needs and hundreds applied with a shortlist now available for everyone to choose their favourite.

You can vote now at: M&S Energy Projects Page. 

The public vote gives customers and community members the opportunity to get involved with the initiative and back their favourite project.  Projects that go to the public vote can also seek to raise additional funds through crowdfunding alongside gathering voter support. 

Around 80,000 people voted in last year’s competition and 26 projects, including schools, sports clubs and a community pub, were awarded grants and over £28,000 was crowdfunded.

Jonathan Hazeldine, Head of M&S Energy, said: “As a 100% green energy supplier, supporting those who share our vision of a sustainable future through renewable energy is really important to M&S Energy. Following the success of last year’s competition, we’re encouraging the public to get behind their favourite community project to help give them the opportunity to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.”

The public vote will open on Monday 4th September and closes on Friday 20th October. 

The winners will be announced in November. 

About M&S Energy

M&S launched M&S Energy in 2008, working with SSE, one of the UK’s leading energy companies. M&S Energy offers customers great value gas and electricity, with simple tariffs and excellent customer service from a brand they already know and trust. Like M&S, SSE champions environmental responsibility and works hard to cut carbon emissions and reduce energy use: SSE continues to be the UK’s leading generator of electricity from renewable sources and the largest generator of electricity from wind across the UK and Ireland.

The electricity consumed by M&S Energy customers is matched by electricity that has the Renewable Electricity Guarantee of Origin (REGO). The annual consumption of electricity used by M&S Energy customers is matched with the equivalent amount of electricity generated from large scale hydro sources input to the National Grid.

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