Ecodynamic

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Ecodynamic develops community share issues for renewable energy projects, food businesses and grassroots projects around the UK.

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Key information

  • Focus area

    Social lending
  • Investment type

    Enterprise debt
  • Region

    United Kingdom
  • Duration

    4 years
  • Investment amount

    £75,000
  • Cost of capital

    7%
  • Challenge

    Redruth, once the centre of Cornwall’s mining industry, highlights the challenges that many communities in the UK face. Two in five are unemployed, often facing issues including fuel poverty and rising food prices.

  • Approach

    Local residents are working together to find their own solutions to address issues in their communities. Near Redruth, Ecodynamic has installed a wind turbine to provide green energy and provide consistent revenue to support local projects.

  • Revenue model

    The £350,000 for the project has been funded through a combination of community shares and loans. The investment will be repaid from revenues from feed-in tariffs generated by the wind turbine which is estimated to be around £45,000 a year.

  • Impact

    Profits from the wind turbine will be reinvested to support organic, biodynamic farming, a grassroots projects for community benefit which will create local apprenticeships and provide high quality, local food for families on a low income.

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Community Share Underwriting Fund

Debt fund supporting community projects by providing loans to make up for any shortfall in community share offer.

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Gabriel Ng

Social Impact Manager

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