Oi! There’s Another Opportunity for your Community Space to Go Green with Selce

Do you manage a community space such as a community centre, place of worship, health centre, school, or leisure centre? Does your community space want to ‘go green’ but doesn’t know how? If so, get in touch. We support community spaces to generate low-cost clean renewable energy and also to reduce energy use through LED (low energy light bulb) retrofit.

So you may be wondering how this works. Well…

  1. We work to understand whether your community space could benefit from solar PV or LED’s. 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 retrofit 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 support you to go green in your home visit our Future Fit Homes website).
  2. If you think solar or LED’s are possible/beneficial, we will raise community share capital or grants (or more usually both) to cover the cost of the installation.
  3. Over an agreed period you buy low-cost electricity or light, we pay for 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 to repay our community share investors. Any financial surplus goes to support our award-winning local fuel poverty alleviation work.

We are on the look-out for new sites in SE London. This is partly because the Mayor has just launched a new fund to support this kind of work. But the deadline to apply is 11th Jan. 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

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