‘Sparkling’ investments made for Grimsby Community Energy

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 8 Jun 2017

GRIMSBY Community Energy received £9,000 in funding in the first 24 hours after the new share offer opened.

The solar-focused organisation, launched following initial success from the town's freemen with Freeman Street Market, has commissioned several installations from a first tranche, and is now pushing on.

The latest investments bring the total to £14,800 from 11 keen supporters.

Chairman Richard Bellamy said: "Every £1 invested by local people will be matched by the Power to Change Community Shares Booster Programme.

"This shows their confidence in us, so, we have got just under £30,000 now and most of a month still to go."

This community share offer window closes on June 30.

Director Vicky Dunn added: "We are delighted local people are getting involved. Some have made small investments and some much larger. All are equally valued. We hope to pay 4 per cent interest each year, and they can see their investment sparkling on the rooftops in the form of our solar panels.

"You don't get that with the bank!"

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