The Hub

The Green Finance Community Hub aims to:

  • Accelerate investment opportunities in decarbonisation, nature-based solutions and community projects that are working towards a fairer, more inclusive society.
  • Connect investable/bankable green projects with suitable providers of debt and equity finance.
  • Ensure community participation so that investments are shaped to meet local environmental needs through a focus on delivering a truly just transition.
  • Share knowledge on sustainable finance, impact and community investing.

The Hub will serve local communities, local authorities, community energy companies, SMEs/social enterprises and investors that are predominantly located within, but not limited to, the North West of England.

Projects

The Hub will support a set of transformative projects that exemplify the range of opportunities across sectors and environmental priorities. The projects will be diverse in terms of size and the type of financing required from institutional investors, banks, public finance and community finance institutions.

One project we are currently helping to develop with Arup and Energy 4 All is ‘Collette’ which aims to be England’s first community owned offshore wind farm.