Low Carbon Hub.

Withdrawable Shares (2021)

201%

raised
5%

Forecast
return

Investors
774
Days left
0
Raised so far
£3,009,857

The Low Carbon Hub develops community-owned renewable energy in Oxfordshire and re-invests 100% of its surplus into community benefit.

Clean energy

Target
£1,500,000
Min raise
£1,500,000
Offer opened
18/11/2020
Closing date
15/03/2021
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Low Carbon Hub.

The Low Carbon Hub IPS Limited
Company no. 31903R
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Incorporation date: 2012

Your money will...

  • Protect the planet by funding pioneering community-owned clean energy solutions.

  • Help fund the development of the largest community owned solar farm in the UK.

  • Put people and community at the heart of the zero-carbon energy transition.

  • Earn interest. Investments target up to 5% interest (capped at 4% for the first 4 years of investment)

The Bigger picture

The Low Carbon Hub is one of the most important community energy organisations out there. Here's why:

  • They manage a growing portfolio of 47 renewable energy projects that produce enough clean energy to power nearly 1,500 homes.
  • They are pioneering new approaches to community-based and scalable clean energy systems.
  • They are at the forefront of innovation, looking at ways to deliver what we need: a zero-carbon energy system that works for everyone and doesn't leave anyone behind.
  • All surpluses from their projects are reinvested in further projects to tackle climate change.

Where your money goes


  • It goes towards rapidly increasing the number of community-owned renewable energy projects including the largest community-owned solar park in the UK.
  • It will help generate 18 GWh of clean green electricity every year, enough to power over 6,000 homes.
  • It will help create £13 million community benefit funding for community projects taking further action against climate change.

    • It’s your money, so it follows that you want to know where it goes and what kind of impact you’re making. Investments in Low Carbon Hub Community Energy Fund will not only support further clean energy projects but also help to fundamentally change the way the UK energy system works. The Low Carbon Hub keeps their investors fully informed with an Annual Performance Summary and Social Impact Report detailing the social, environmental and financial impacts of their projects.

    Team

    The Low Carbon Hub IPS Limited is a Registered Society that’s owned by its investor Members and run for the benefit of the community.

    Barbara Hammond

    CEO, Director

    Barbara is CEO of the Low Carbon Hub, an Executive Director on the Board and sits on the Investment Committee.

    Adriano Figueiredo

    Director of Innovation

    Adriano is Innovation Director at the Low Carbon Hub, an Executive Director on the Board and sits on the Investment Committee.

    Tim Sadler

    Chair of the Board of Directors

    Tim is Chairman of the Board of The Low Carbon Hub IPS & CIC, and has been a board member since January 2012.

    Luke Marion

    Treasurer

    Luke is Treasurer & Board Member of The Low Carbon Hub IPS & CIC. He is also a member of the Investment Committee.

    Steve Drummond

    Board Member

    Steve is the Investment Committee Chair and independent Board Member of The Low Carbon Hub IPS.

    Tom Hoines

    Board Member

    Tom is a Board Member of The Low Carbon Hub IPS.

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    Interest accrual and payment

    Interest will accrue from the day your investment is accepted by the Low Carbon Hub IPS Board.

    Low Carbon Hub is forecasting a 5% target interest rate per annum from the fourth year of your investment.

    The target rate for the first four years is 4%. The timing of interest payments and rate of interest will be determined by the Board of Directors. 

    Getting your money out

    Low Carbon Hub is offering community shares which are "withdrawable" shares. These cannot be bought or sold on any market place and are not transferable. 

    Investors in the Community Energy Fund whose investment has been in the Fund for a minimum of four years have the right to request the return of some or all of their capital. Please note however that all withdrawal requests are subject to board approval and cannot be guaranteed. 

    Investing on behalf of children

    Investors in this share offer may hold shares on behalf of somebody who is under 16 years of age.  If you wish to invest on behalf of a child then you can either do this at the end of your online order process or by completing and sending us the "Holding shares on behalf of children" form in the "Documents" section above. You should also use this form if you are buying shares on behalf of someone aged 16-17. Once the shares have been allocated by Low Carbon Hub anyone aged 16 or 17 will become members and the shares transferred to their ownership by the Society.

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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.