Alston Moor Community Energy (AMCE) needs your help to install solar PV at Alston’s schools. Although too cloudy for a commercial share offer, a solar array would have huge benefits for the schools and AMCE has launched a nine-week crowdfunding campaign to ensure the project goes ahead. Installing solar will save the school budget over £1,000 a year, as well as cutting 9 tonnes of carbon a year and teaching the pupils about climate change.

CAfS has supported AMCE from the beginning, helping them get established and facilitating access to grants from the Postcode Local Trust and from the Alston Moor Greenprint project. The crowdfunding campaign is aiming to raise £35,000, with a minimum of £22,000 needed to go ahead. To date, over £18,000 has been raised, and they need your help to get them over the line.

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