Following feedback we have decided to extend the time for applications to the BWCE Fund. The fund is open to local groups to apply for grants ranging from £500 to £5000 for low carbon and fuel poverty projects. The new closing date will be 23 January 2015. Quartet are administering the Fund for us so visit their website and download the Criteria and an Application Form. If you have any questions as to what does and does not qualify, or have an idea for a project you need to check out, don’t hesitate to contact us.
It won’t have escaped your notice that we have had a share offer running to raise £1.6 million to build the Wilmington Farm Solar Array. It all looked a bit hard going with 2 weeks to go but, as seems to happen with these things, over a £1 million flooded into Ethex in the final 2 weeks. In fact we reached our target and had to close 5 days early. So a huge thank you and welcome to all our new members and a big thank you to all our existing members who re-invested.
Sorry if you missed out – there will hopefully be another share offer in the New Year so sign up to our newsletter if you’d like to be the first to know. The lesson, as my dear old investment advisor used to say, is that ‘the early bird catches the worm’ – though the portfolio of Annelids he recommended hasn’t being doing so well of late.