Invest in GMCR


We are pleased to invite you to invest in our community energy project.

Our target is to raise £100,000 by 5 July 2019 to fund solar arrays on three primary schools – Chesham in Bury and Monton Green and Springwood in Salford.

Your investment will help them to save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon emissions, and create a fund to support eco-friendly projects in the local area.

Our share offer

You can help fund our project by buying shares in GMCR. The minimum investment is just £100, and if you wish, you can invest up to £20,000.

By buying shares, you’ll become a member of GMCR and receive share interest of up to 4% per annum, subject to the financial performance of the Society.

For more information, download our Share Offer Document.

How are we doing?

We’re over half way to our £100,000 target – many thanks to everyone who’s invested so far!

Total investment to date - £51,500: 51%

The benefits

We estimate that your investment will help us generate:

  • 275,000 kWh of clean, green electricity each year, saving around 67 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the first year alone;
  • combined energy bill savings for the sites of £175,000 over the life of the project;
  • a Community Fund of £190,000 to fund eco-friendly projects in the local community.

How to invest

Please download and read our Share Offer, in particular the Risks and the Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Notice and our Rules. You can also read our latest Annual Accounts if you wish.

Once you have read these documents, you can apply for shares by completing the online form below, or by downloading, printing and returning an Application Form.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of Greater Manchester Community Renewables!

Apply for shares in GMCR

Please fill in this form to apply for shares in Greater Manchester Community Renewables Limited (GMCR).


Before completing this Application Form you must:

  • Read the Offer Document;
  • Pay special attention to the Risk Factors set out in the Offer Document;
  • Consider where you need to take financial advice or other advice;
  • Read GMCR’s Rules and Privacy Notice;
  • Ensure your application and payment arrive by 5 July 2019.
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