A BIG thank you to all those who voted for us in the EnergyShare funding competition. However, at 5pm on Saturday, in spite of all your help, we came SECOND. This was a very creditable result and we learned a lot from the exercise. Unfortunately there was no prize for second place.
We were very encouraged that over 3,000 people took the time to help us – many more than we had hoped for – and pleased that there is so much support for community owned renewable energy in Sheffield. This should add more weight to our applications for alternative grant funding that we will be actively pursuing. Hopefully it will also mean more people might be interested in helping when we launch our Community Public Share Offer in the spring.
We will ensure that we keep all our EnergyShare supporters informed of our progress over the coming months. They will be relieved to know that this will only be a bi-monthly newsletter, rather than the barrage of messages they have received recently.
Many thanks to all of you who put in time to help us increase our vote. There are too many of you to name you all, but you know who you are and we are most grateful. However, I must add a special thank you to Cariad, our Project Officer, who made EnergyShare her life for a few weeks, working tirelessly above and beyond the call of duty.