Our Partners and Supporters


We have been helped by many different people and organisations who have provided funds, support and advice.

The Community Accelerator Project
ECOE is benefiting from free training through this project PLUS received funding from the Devon Accelerator Funding provided by DCC. The project is being run by Regen SW with funding from Esmee Fairburn

Their grant is going towards preparing our share offer and legal costs of Solar PV 1, thanks Naturesave.

PEC Renewables through the C-ops UK community mentoring scheme are providing invaluable professional support

Energy Performance Direct
Thanks to Zak who gave us a generous reduction for carrying out commercial EPC’s.

The Cooperative Enterprise Hub has funded business support for Lorna Turner from the Fruit Tree and financial modelling by Brian Titley from Co-operative Assistance Network

Exeter City Council & Devon County Council’s grant has funded public events, preparing a business plan and launching our share offer in the spring.

Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Department of Energy and Climate Change We won funding for a Green Open Homes event in Exeter and further afield.

Quaker Peace and Social Witness Sustainability Grant
Their grant went to developing a website, logo and brand, plus design and print for publicity material.

Transition Exeter
We’ve received very generous donations from a Transition member that has provided much of our start-up costs. And we also are receiving monthly donations for six months from another member.

Energy Saving Trust
Their Ready for Retrofit Fund is helping us to organise and run an Energy Fair as part of our Big Community Energy Weekend, on May17 and 18th.

Sound in Theory
A very big thank you to Si for all his work on our branding and design for all our publicity materials.

Stephens Scown Solicitors
What would we do without free meeting rooms? And they’ve hosted our first public meeting!

Penny at Sea Breeze Websites has been invaluable developing our website, so helpful, skilful and easy to work with.

Thanks Mandy for help with mailchimp and advice re websites

Ben Bradshaw (MP)
It’s meant a lot to us having Ben’s support for the project and his promotion of our innovative project, in Exeter and in London.

Wild Digital
Rachel got us started with our website.

Clive Chilvers
Our thanks to Clive who has taken some great photos at our events helping to document and promote them.

Many of the well established community energy groups have provided invaluable advice helping us to not have to reinvent the wheel – Peter Capener from Bath and West Community Energy, ONCORE, Nick Rouse from OVESCO, Howard Johns and Andy O’Brien from Bristol Energy Co-operative and folk at Bristol Power Co-op

And Regen SW has generously supported us, a thank you particularly to Jake Burnyeat for financial support and Jodi Giles.


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