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    And the winners are...

    Meet the successful community groups in the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund 2016!

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  • Following its successful launch in June 2015, the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is enjoying its second year.  

    The fund, which enables more communities in Great Britain to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable, had up to £350,000 worth of grants available to fund all sorts of community energy groups, from sports clubs to neighbourhood associations. 

    We had a fantastic response from community groups from all around Great Britain. After the initial 199 applications, 125 projects were shortlisted for the voting phase, during which we received 78,837 votes from the public to select their favourite to win. We were delighted to award grants to 25 projects, 19 projects voted for by the public, as well as 6 winners of the Judges' Prizes. Each one can now use that funding to enable their community energy project to become a reality.

    This year we added a new element to the fund and opened up our website as a crowdfunding platform for some community projects to raise additional funds whilst collecting votes to win. Those projects have raised an amazing £28,798 in donations – enough to fund more than two additional community energy projects. 

    Funding awarded

    You can meet our 2016 winners and find out about the projects selected by the judges to see who's been successful in your local area. 

    Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to following up with each of the community groups as they prepare to install their renewable technologies or energy efficiency measures. 

    Take part next year

    If you’re interested in participating in the fund competition next year, register your interest

    Join M&S Energy to support the fund

    It's easy to carry on supporting the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. Simply switch your energy supply to M&S Energy and we'll contribute £1 for every customer account to the Fund1.

    Find out more

    Take a look at our 2015 Transparency Report to find out about our winners last year.

     

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