energyshare presented the students and faculty of Upton Heath Primary School with the necessary £5,000 of match-funding for their project, which had run on Peoplefund.it. The match-funding was secured from British Gas, who also judged the competition that aimed to find five community renewable energy projects to win match-funding of up to £5,000.
The grant followed a successful crowdfund campaign by the school to create a much needed solar powered and multi-purpose space in the school’s playground called The Hive.
Named by one of the school’s year 5 pupils, The Hive would be a space for the school children at break times, a waiting shelter for parents after school and, fitted with solar panels, an alternative and low carbon source of income for the Upton Heath Primary School. This additional income provided the school with valuable funds to spend on education for the school’s pupils.
During the crowdfund, a school spokesperson said: “The Hive will be a fantastic focus for learning about our environment – it will buzz with learning, it will be a Hive of activity filled with (and producing) clean, green, energy.”
Thanks to the match-funding provided by energyshare, The Hive received all the money needed to bring the project to life.