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Crowdfunder and M&S Energy have teamed up to award £50,000 to communities going green

Once again Crowdfunder and M&S Energy have joined forces to launch the M&S Energy Community Fund Competition 2021.

We’re on the lookout for community projects committed to being environmentally conscious and installing renewable technology or energy efficiency measures in their endeavour to do so. 

This year we are also encouraging projects that are reducing use or increasing recycling of plastics, and those actively taking part in carbon saving initiatives such as tree planting or increasing the use of electric vehicles to take part.

Up to 15 projects will be chosen to receive a share of £50,000 match funding (up to £5,000 per project) to go towards a crowdfunding campaign, as well as one-to-one coaching support from our experts and zero platform fees.

To enter tell us about your project to tackle the climate emergency in 100 words below. Entries close on Monday 11 October at midday. See the eligibility criteria for more info.

Key dates

Call for entry

27 Sept - 11 Oct

Call for entry

Successful entrants notified

15 Oct

Successful entrants notified

Coaching begins

18 Oct

Coaching begins

Projects live

15 Nov

Projects live!

How the funding works

The £50,000 match-funding will be split into two funding pots. £15,000 will be ring-fenced to ensure all 15 shortlisted projects receive £1,000 match-funding, subject to hitting milestone one. The remaining £35,000 match-funding will be available on a first come, first served basis to the 15 shortlisted projects subject to hitting milestones two and three outlined below.

See terms and conditions for more information.

Start crowdfunding

Milestone one

Raise £1,000, receive a £1,000 match funding pledge from M&S Energy

Start crowdfunding

Milestone two

Raise a further £1,500, receive a £1,500 match funding pledge from M&S Energy

Start crowdfunding

Milestone three

Raise a further £2,500, receive the final £2,500 match funding pledge from M&S Energy

Take a look at some of last year's projects

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