Energy Garden

Withdrawable Shares

55% raised
4%

Forecast
return

Investors
91
Days left
20
Raised so far
£88,170

Energy Garden is a pioneering organisation, dedicated to generating renewable energy, greening overground stations, improving air quality, and increasing biodiversity while empowering communities to take climate action.

Clean energy
Strong communities

Target
£160,000
Min raise
£100,000
Offer opened
17/11/2021
Closing date
22/12/2021
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Energy Garden Limited
Society no. 7368
London, UK
Incorporation date: 12 July 2016

Your money will…

  • Take action against climate change by funding the generation of 100% community-owned renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Support the creation and maintenance of energy gardens - greening London’s transportation infrastructure.

  • Empower communities to take positive climate action and educating and training young people in food growing, healthy living and energy generation.

  • Earn a potential return. Investments in the share offer target a return of 4%, generated by the sale of clean energy.

The bigger picture

Transportation is the UK’s biggest source of CO2 emissions. Energy Garden is a London-wide energy and gardening Community Benefit Society that is taking action on this issue and the current lack of green space in London’s urban environment by:

  • Investing in renewable energy and creating community garden initiatives on London’s overground transport infrastructure.
  • Working with almost 50 community groups to maintain 27 energy gardens across 14 London Boroughs in 2021 alone.
  • Engaging and educating over 2,000 children through around 70 schools workshops and gaining AQA accreditation for 62 Youth Trainees.
  • Pioneering an approach that uses the revenue generated by their renewable energy assets & a social premium for corporates to fund the Energy Garden programme.
  • Delivering multiple social and environmental benefits to local communities while helping create a better quality of life for local people.


  • On Monday 29th November from 17:00 celebrate the launch of Energy Garden's Community Share Offer with food, film and a discussion on the future of green transport! Sign up here.

Where your money goes

It’s your money so it follows that you want to know where it goes and what kind of impact you’re making. Energy Garden will use your investment to;

  • Support the development of community-owned renewable energy assets, the first being the installation of a 231 kWp solar array at the GTR Traincare Depot in Streatham.
  • Over its lifetime the Streatham solar installation will create clean energy that’s equivalent to powering 992 UK homes for one year or taking 510 UK cars off the road for one year.
  • Create and maintain energy gardens to brighten up grey transport corridors, produce food, improve urban biodiversity and make local people happier and healthier!
  • Allow Energy Garden to roll out their schools programme to engage and educate local school children on important environmental issues like biodiversity, energy and climate change.

Team

Energy Garden is a pioneering organisation, dedicated to generating renewable energy, greening overground stations, improving air quality, and increasing biodiversity while empowering communities to take climate action.
https://www.energygarden.org.uk/

Agamemnon Otero MBE

Director

He co-founded industry advocacy body Community Energy England and advised UK government on community energy policy. In 2014 he was made a London Leader, in 2016 he was awarded an MBE for services to community energy and in 2017 was named one of the 51 Most Impactful Green Leaders globally by CSR Congress. Previously he was Director for Renewable Energy Project Finance and Social Responsibility at a financial institution. In 2021 his work on urban resilience is included in the Venice Biennial, the UK Cabinet Offices COP 26 One Step Greener film and Patagonia feature film We The Power

Charles Bagshaw

Director

Charles has an extensive track record of developing and enabling low and zero carbon projects and investing millions of pounds to reduce fuel poverty & carbon emissions. He has built multiple sustainability & engineering consultancies including CarbonPlan group. He is now head of Technical Services and Ortus Energy.

Claire Ainsworth

Director

Claire has over 40 years’ experience in financial services. After 20 years in the investment banking sector (Managing Director at Deutsche Bank) she has been with Triple Point for the last 15 years, six of them as Managing Partner. Claire has experience establishing and fundraising for small and medium-sized renewable energy projects. Claire believes that responsible and impact-led investment can and should play a major role in bringing about social and environmental change. She is also a Non-Executive Director of PfP Capital Ltd, part of the Places for People Group.

Errol Stryker

Director

Errol has been developing and managing renewables since 2010, both in wind and solar PV, throughout Europe and Africa. He facilitated the delivery of multiple solar PV portfolios in the UK, and has spent last three years developing behind the meter wind turbine solutions in Germany. He is currently working for an energy supplier developing large scale solar PV.

Sebastian Miller

Director

Sebastian has invested in a number of renewable energy platforms across Europe for the last 11 years including rooftop solar portfolios and 250MW+ of ground mount solar in the UK, biomethane plants in Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands and wind and solar in Portugal. Having overseen £400 million invested in solar, wind and biomethane assets across Europe his transaction experience and network in the UK renewable energy sector will help progress Energy Garden’s pipeline of projects; whilst also assisting with Energy Garden’s growth strategy.

Elaine Trimble

Director

Elaine is an economist and urban planner with 20-years of experience enabling cities to become more sustainable. She was part of Arup’s Dongtan team, creating the global standard for sustainable urban design, and through her Director role with Siemens, she has advised cities such as Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Pittsburgh on their carbon and air quality strategies. Elaine believes that we need to scale our efforts to stop climate change, that the technology exists, but that we need the people, projects and ambition.

Taylor Roark

Director

Taylor has been involved in renewable energy since 2006 and provides technical and strategic consultancy to the renewable energy industry globally. He serves on the Board of Directors for Repowering London and Brixton Energy. He previously worked as a commercial and legal manager in the development of offshore wind projects and practiced corporate law in New York, Tokyo and London.

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Interest accrual and payment

Energy Garden's financial model for the project assumes a target annual interest payment of 4.0% being achieved over the course of the project lifetime, subject to performance. Interest payments will occur annually within 90 days of calendar year end on a date approved by the Members at each annual general meeting.

Getting your money out

Energy Garden is offering community shares that are "withdrawable" shares. These shares cannot be sold or traded to someone else but can be withdrawn subject to the Rules of the Society. Energy Garden will offer investors the opportunity to withdraw a maximum 5% capital per annum with no withdrawals in the first 3 years. Any withdrawals above 5% will be at the Directors discretion.

Investing on behalf of children

This offer is not eligible for investment on behalf of children.

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Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.