Investment for energy entrepreneurs

Ignite is the UK’s first impact investment fund with a focus on energy. Set up through Centrica, Ignite believe that energy entrepreneurs have a vital role to play in building a better society and are here to help them achieve their potential.

Centrica are investing people and money into emerging and mature organisations that have a clear vision of how they benefit society. By focusing on energy, this programme will drive innovation at every point of the energy chain – from sourcing and generation through to supply, service and saving energy.

As well as providing capital, the Ignite programme will work to understand the specific needs of each of our investments and help them grow through mentorship, networking and the skilled support of Centrica employees.

Thanks to our backing from Centrica, we’re providing funding of £10 million over the next ten years, and will make investments in the UK of between £50k and £2m.

To be eligible, you must be in the energy or energy-related sector, have the potential to make a real social impact in the UK, be seeking a minimum of £50K in debt or equity investment, fulfil a clear social demand & have clear outputs and goals.

The first Ignite road show is in Oxford on 20th April with more to follow in other regions.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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