M&S launches new £350k community energy fund

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a new community energy fund worth £350,000. The initiative will support green community energy projects and technologies across the UK for the second year. Last […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a new community energy fund worth £350,000.

The initiative will support green community energy projects and technologies across the UK for the second year.

Last year, the British retailer awarded 26 projects a share of £400,000 fund. They included the installation of solar panels in schools, charities and biomass schemes.

Any not for profit organisation such as a community energy group, sports club, library, amateur dramatic society, village hall or school which wants to use renewable energy can apply for a share of the loan.

Applications are open until the 31st of May.

The winners will be decided by public vote from the 5th of September to the 9th of October.

Jonathan Hazeldine, Head of M&S Energy said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many innovative and inspirational projects benefit from the 2015 M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. We’re excited to begin search for more groups who can really make a difference to their local communities. As a 100% green energy provider, supporting those who share our vision of a sustainable future through renewable energy is really important to our company, our customers and our colleagues.”