Green your community space with Selce

Do you want to ‘green’ your community space – such as a community centre, place of worship, health centre, school or leisure centre – but don’t know how?

We help communities to install low-cost, clean, solar energy and reduce energy use through the use of LED (low energy) light bulbs. Best of all, we can sort out the finances as well.

This is how it works:

  1. We carry out a survey to see if your community space could benefit from solar energy or LEDs. A good solar site has a large sunny roof, a large daytime electricity demand and just one or two electricity meters for the whole site. LED lighting can benefit any site that spends a lot on old fashioned lighting. We work exclusively with spaces that serve the community. (if you would like to find out more about how we can help you to go green in your home visit our Future Fit Homes website).
  2. If solar or LEDs are possible/beneficial for your community building, we will raise the money to install them through community share capital or grants (or more usually both).
  3. Then, over an agreed period, you buy low-cost electricity and/or lighting from us. We pay for the insurance and maintenance and you benefit from reduced costs and carbon emissions. You can spend what you save on…well…good stuff for the community.
  4. We use the income from this partnership to repay our community share investors. Any financial surplus goes to support our award-winning work to reduce fuel poverty.

We are on the look-out for new sites in SE London. This is partly because the Mayor of London has just launched a new fund to support this kind of work. But the deadline to apply is 11th Jan 2022. So, if you are interested, get in touch BEFORE Christmas. Contact Giovanna on giovanna@selce.org.uk

Watch our film made in advance of our first solar project to find out more about the process.

The Selce team, the Mayor of Lewisham and supporters celebrating our first solar installation at Ashmead Primary School in St. John’s, Lewisham.
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