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Important: we have now met our investment target

Total invested so far £0 of a target of £1,500,000
0%

Please be aware that we have received lots of last-minute applications to invest in our Community Energy Fund. We have therefore met our target of £1.5 million, before the official closing date of this round.

This is brilliant, and we’re so grateful for the incredible level of interest in investing and supporting the Low Carbon Hub in continuing to strengthen and grow our portfolio of community energy projects across Oxfordshire – so thank you for your interest.

However, we have had to pause all applications on the Ethex website to ensure we do not overcapitalise. We are sorry for any disappointment caused by pausing applications.

However, we do anticipate that we will be able to accept new investment applications again shortly, as we have some exciting new projects coming up in the pipeline – but in line with our Share Offer Document, we will not be accepting any new applications before these projects are confirmed. If you’d like to be the first to know about this, please sign up to our Community Energy Fund updates mailing list and we’ll be in touch.

Climate change is a global crisis that needs local solutions. Invest in the Community Energy Fund and be part of the change to a greener, fairer energy system.

We’d love you to invest in our Community Energy Fund – the investment opportunity that makes community energy projects happen in Oxfordshire, and pays you interest in return for your support. You can make an investment from a minimum of £250 – up to a maximum of £100,000.

Capital is at risk; no returns guaranteed.

Why invest in our Community Energy Fund?

It is a really special feeling when you go out of your house, cycle to work and and you see projects in Oxfordshire that you helped to make happen.

The benefits of investing in the Low Carbon Hub include:

  • Earn up to 5% interest on your investment (capped at 4% for the first four years of investment)
  • Help fund more solar panels on schools and organisations across Oxfordshire
  • Keep money in the local economy through community ownership
  • Tackle the global issue of climate change on a local level
  • 100% of our surpluses support further local action on climate change.
1,000+
Existing Investor Members
5%*
Return on investment
100%
Of our surplus is reinvested into projects
£1.5m
Already invested in the CEF
45
Renewable energy installations
1,244
tonnes of CO₂ saved each year

* capped at 4% for the first four years of investment.

Why are others investing?

Making an investment is a great action to take if you want to do something about our climate crisis – you can put your money to work supporting local projects to tackle the global problem we face.

Hear from our existing investors, members of our community groups, a teacher and students from our solar schools on why they joined with the Low Carbon Hub.

Want to know more?

For more information about the Community Energy Fund, the latest investment opportunities, how to invest, and to view the Share Offer Document and all supporting documents, head to our Community Energy Fund 2020 webpage.