Grimsby Community Energy - Community Share Offer

by Vicky Dunn in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

To raise investment for solar PV on community buildings in Grimsby - providing cheap clean power and cutting carbon emissions.

by Vicky Dunn in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Launched in 2016 by a committed group of people determined to deliver locally owned community energy. Award-winning Grimsby Community Energy is a community benefit society (CBS), a form of not-for-profit cooperative owned and run by local people that works for the benefit of the community. 

Over the last eight years we have raised £444,732 of investment to deliver renewable energy across Grimsby, Cleethorpes and North East Lincolnshire, installing 534kW of solar PV (photovoltaic) panels for community organisations, generating 157MWh of clean electricity and saving 184t of CO2. This place-based approach to energy generation means local community organisations pay less for their energy and everyone who invests in Grimsby Community Energy has a vote in the running of our society. 

We are proud to have kept our promises to our investors and our community, ensuring we pay members a fair rate of return and creating wider community benefits, including creating jobs and establishing a community fund. 

Our team have worked hard to develop our business but there is so much more we can do with your support. We appreciate grant funding from Co-operatives UK Booster Fund and NELC’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and the REACH Fund. 

Our vision is to reach one megawatt of community owned solar PV by 2026, and we won’t stop there, adding a second megawatt by 2030. So far, we have identified three new sites and one existing site, with more in the pipeline, that could join our solar community with your help. 

This share offer is an ‘open offer’ without a closing date, so that people can support us financially whenever they are able to. You can invest from as little as £100 (option for instalments) up to a maximum of £80,000 to help us raise £500,000 and achieve our target of one megawatt of solar PV for Grimsby. We hope that you will join us in this next exciting stage of our development and help get Grimsby rooftops covered in solar panels.

Levels of Investment

£100 or more

Join GCE and become part of our story

You become an equal and valued Member of GCE and part of our story. Congratulations!

£500 or more

Join GCE, support us in our community energy quest

You become an equal and valued Member of GCE and part of our story. With a larger contribution, you've helped us on the way to more clean, green, community energy. Congratulations!

£1,000 or more

Join GCE, cut carbon emissions across the town

You become an equal and valued Member of GCE and part of our story. With a substantial contribution, you've helped us further on the way to more clean, green, community energy. Congratulations!

£5,000 or more

Join GCE - maybe as a Business Angel?

Become a Member of GCE - as a business, organisation or individual. For businesses, we will be touch to arrange publicity for your good deed (if you want us too, of course!)

£80,000 or more

Join GCE, with the maximum amount

This level is the maximum we can accept - you're still one Member with one Vote, but you've given a significant push to our quest to cut carbon emissions and cut costs for some wonderful community organisations.

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