What we’re all about

We invest people and money into emerging and mature organisations that have a clear vision of how they benefit society. By focusing on energy, we’re driving innovation at every point of the energy chain – from sourcing and generation through to supply, service and saving energy. And by investing in social enterprises we’re making a positive impact on employment, income, housing and local communities.

As well as providing capital, we 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.

For more information, see our guide to Ignite

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for passionate people who want to make a positive difference in society through energy products and services.

To be eligible for funding and support your business 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 of debt or equity investment
  • Fulfill a clear social need and demand
  • Have clear outputs and goals

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Where are you on your entrepreneurship journey?

You’ve got an idea

You want to create social change, using energy, and you have an idea for how to do it.

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You’re ready to grow

You lead an early stage social venture delivering energy or energy-related products/services.

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You’re ready to scale

You lead a dynamic and successful venture delivering social change through energy or energy-related products and services that has been running for at least one year.

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You need to raise capital

You’re in the market for debt or equity investment for your energy or energy-related business that is delivering social change.

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