Investment support


From feasibility grants and community share offers to commercial investment, CfR can help raise the funds required to make your local energy project happen.

CfR have a track record of getting community renewable energy projects, large and small, off the ground and can guide you through a range of fundraising strategies to find the best approach for you.

Our in-house team includes highly experienced finance and legal professionals.

Feasibility grants

CfR can provide proposals and quotes to help with applications to the Urban and Rural Community Energy Funds , which can help cover organisation set up, site searching and detailed site specific feasibility work, business planning and legal costs. Where CfR is selected as the preferred advisor we are happy to review your application and support the process. Having supported a range of projects under these grants we have a good understanding of the funders’ requirements and designing a programme which achieves the best possible progress with the funding available.

CfR can also support applications to other grant funds where available.

CfR can provide commercial advice, director mentoring and project management support to help your community energy share offer.

For larger projects or to meet tight delivery timeframes it may not be possible to raise all the funding required through a community share offer. Alternative or supplementary commercial funding sources that may be appropriate include:

Construction bridge loan finance
Community share offer under-writing
Bank loan finance
Alternative loan finance
Commercial equity investment

CfR can help develop a finance strategy appropriate for your enterprise and support the fund-raising process.

CfR has development funds that enable us to provide contingent services (including covering 3rd party costs) on projects that meet our investment criteria. CfR’s investment is recovered through contingent fees paid on completion of a successful fund raising.

See our website for more details.


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