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Good news! We have some exciting new projects coming up in the pipeline and plan to re-open the Community Energy Fund for new investments very soon.

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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.

Community Energy Fund

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?

The Community Energy Fund is the investment opportunity that puts your money to work delivering local projects to tackle climate change and pays you interest in return for your support.


We use the money invested in the Fund to strengthen and grow our portfolio of community energy projects. As a result we generate more green energy, a sustainable income stream for our carbon-cutting community work, and can deliver ground-breaking collaborative partnerships to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon energy system. Since its inception in 2018, we’ve already raised over £1.5 million through the Community Energy Fund, bringing the total amount invested by our thousand strong membership to almost £6 million. Together, they are supporting over 40 community energy projects across Oxfordshire.

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
47
Renewable energy installations
1,259
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.