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Community Energy Kickstart

Community Energy Kickstart

Kickstart your Community Energy project with funding support from Younity.

With £1.5m of funds available, this bridging loan is for projects across England, Scotland and Wales who are building and managing local renewable generation to benefit the local community while creating more cheap, green energy.


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About Community Energy Kickstart

Launched in collaboration with Octopus Energy and Midcounties Co-Operative, the Community Energy Kickstart is here to help plug the funding gap for community energy projects.

We know the growth rate of new community owned renewables has stalled,  and access to affordable finance at the construction phase can be difficult. For this reason, Younity are here to help. We want to kickstart more community owned projects. 




“Community energy projects play an important role in bringing more cheap, green energy closer to communities who’ll benefit. Launching this Kickstart fund is hugely exciting as it’ll unleash the sector’s potential, tap into growing demand for home-grown green power, and lower bills.”

Zoisa North-Bond, CEO of Octopus Energy Generation

Find out more about Younity and our other projects, including the PowerShare initiative, which aims to give everyone the opportunity to directly invest in community energy projects through their domestic energy bills.


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Apply now

Complete this form to register your interest in applying for Community Energy Kickstart.

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Are you a member of an existing community energy group?