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Launch event with a follow up drop-in

Dingwall Wind Co-op's launch event was well planned with an evening event followed by a drop-in the next day. The venue (Dingwall Auction Mart)... more

Launching a project UK

Unveiling a completed project

Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative combined their AGM, an open day and the official unveiling of their wind farm into a single event. The AGM began... more

Launching a project UK

Setting up a charity and a society

Low Carbon West Oxford decided to become constituted as a formal organisation in order to maintain and build the community’s trust, seeing this... more

Legal structure UK

Setting up a company

The Big Lemon, a sustainable community bus service in Brighton, is a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by shares.  This means it can sell... more

Legal structure UK

Setting up a co-operative

Cloughjordan Ecovillage was conceived as a model for future development, an educational project dedicated to environmental protection and to... more

Legal structure Ireland

Setting up a co-operative

The regional association for the development of solidarity economy (ARDES) initiated a project to deliver community funded solar panels on... more

Legal structure France

Securing loan funding

Given the total cost of Plaine Sud Energies’ solar panel project (more than 200 000€), the group sought different sources of funding to implement... more

Loans France

Loan funding for pre-planning work

Bath and West Community Energy raised £1 million of debt finance from SSE, which included £200,000 as a contingent loan (at the time a SSE one-... more

Loans UK

Games and demonstrations

Sustainable Wantage held a stall at the local Dickensian evening during the Christmas period. They found that having demo mini solar panels and... more

Local events UK