Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Energyshare launch

Britain’s leading community renewable energy platform, energyshare, has launched a competition for five community renewable energy projects to win match funding of up to £5,000 through Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s crowd-funding platform

Community renewable energy projects Nationwide have an exciting new opportunity to boost their fund raising thanks to a new energyshare fund competition launched on

The first five renewable energy projects who raise £5,000 via crowdfunding platform, will receive match funding of £5,000 to support their project.

To have a chance of winning the extra funding, community energy projects register their project, via

Their project will appear on the site, where they can ask people to support their projects by pledging amounts of up to £100 on Once they raise £5,000, they will get the cash – and if they are one of the first five to do so, they will also get match funding. This new energyshare funding has been secured from British Gas.

Community renewable energy projects can include anything from schools to community halls to skateparks!

The energyshare/ competition is part of the launch of a new energyshare fund, launched on energyshare. There will also be three awards of £2,500 available only on the main site. Groups will need to complete a short online application form which will, once applications close on 10th May, be reviewed and judged by British Gas, NESTA, and Forum for the Future.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for community energy projects to increase their funding support by unlocking the power of the local community on,” says’s Nick Underhill. “We are looking forward to seeing communities really get behind some great projects.”

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