Our third Public Share Offer opened on 17 September 2014: raising £1.6 million to build the Wilmington Farm Solar Array

You’ll find full details and an application form in our Share Offer Document, or come to a launch event to meet the Directors and ask any questions you may have. You can also apply quickly and easily online at Ethex. The share offer is open until 14 November 2014.

Download the Share Offer Document here (1.9MB)


Public Share Offer Launch Events:

Date Location Time
Wednesday 17 September The Guildhall, Bath BA1 5AW 6:30 for 7pm start
Monday 22 September Marksbury Village Hall, The Street, Marksbury BA2 9HP 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Wednesday 8 October BRLSI, 16-18 Queen’s Square, Bath BA1 2HN 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Saturday 11 October Bath Farmers’ Market, Green Park Station, Green Park Rd, Bath, BA1 1JB Drop-in 9am – 1pm
Thursday 16 October The Pound Arts Centre, Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9HX 7:45 for 8pm start
Saturday 18 October Paulton Methodist Church, Park Lane, Paulton, BS39 7QQ Drop-in 10:30 to 11:30am
Wednesday 22 October Keynsham Baptist Church, High Street, Keynsham, BS31 1DS 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Thursday 23 October Serendipity, 4 Weavers Walk, 33 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JX 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Monday 27 October St. Luke’s Church (Lower Bedford Room), Wellsway, Bath, BA2 2BD 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Wednesday 29 October New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Tuesday 4 November BRLSI, 16-18 Queen’s Square, Bath, BA1 2HN 7:15 for 7.30pm start
Tax advantages of buying BWCE shares explained including EIS, Capital Gains Tax & Inheritance Tax. Places limited: to book contact
Thursday 6 November Victoria Hall, Church Street, Radstock, BA3 3QG 7:15 for 7:30pm start
Saturday 8 November Bath Farmers’ Market, Green Park Station, Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1JB Drop-in 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 11 November BRLSI, 16-18 Queen’s Square, Bath, BA1 2HN 7:15 for 7.30pm start


More information about the Public Share Offer:

We have been given pre approval by HMRC that shares purchased in this Limited Offer will be eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This means that UK taxpayers can claim 30% of their investment back, up to a maximum of the amount of tax that they have paid. If you’d like to know more please note our event in Bath on 4 November specifically for explaining tax advantages.

We have already raised £570,000 from existing members for this project which has been used to pre-order equipment, with a long manufacturing lead time, needed to build the array.

Due to project time scales this offer will be run from 17 September to 14 November 2014 but will close once the target amount has been reached. We anticipate that this will be a popular offer so in case of over subscription applications will be dealt with on a date-received basis.

We have also made a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  You can also read our Business Plan Update here. If you cannot find the answer to your query please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our two previous share offers have closed fully subscribed.


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