CAfSCumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS), a registered charity (No. 1123155), has been a driving force in the development of Community Energy Cumbria. CAfS has been delivering practical sustainability projects for 15 years, so the development of CEC fits closely with CAfS’ aims of enabling Cumbria to move away from fossil fuel dependency and closer towards a prosperous, fairer, zero carbon society and economy.

CAfS has provided the necessary staff time to manage and administer CEC, including the provision of an interest free loan of £15,000, enabling the production of a website and launch video, paying for legal advice and marketing of the share issue. CAfS has also provided a ‘Working Group’ to advise Community Energy Cumbria up to its first AGM, as well as providing administration to manage the first share issue.

For more information about CAfS and its projects, please go to www.cafs.org.uk