Highly Commended at National Awards

2 weeks ago we attended the Community Energy England awards at the Lowry Theatre Manchester.

We were over the moon to be awarded Highly Commended in the Small/ Medium Community Energy Organisation of the Year 2023 category.

The judging panel said: In 2023, Grimsby Community Energy (GCE) embarked on its most ambitious venture yet, launching the largest share offer in its history. With a goal to raise £314,000 and install 436 kW of solar PV across six buildings, including key sites of YMCA Humber and CATCH UK, GCE aimed to not only promote renewable energy but also empower local non-profits and social enterprises. By August 2023, GCE successfully secured funding for two buildings at CATCH and YMCA Humber, enabling these organisations to save significantly on their energy bills.

GCE not only brought renewable energy to their community but also created a sustainable model that supported local non-profits, empowered businesses, and educated the next generation. In the face of challenges, they demonstrated that with vision and collaboration, communities can be transformed, one solar panel at a time.