Empower Community Foundation

The principal roles of the Empower Community Foundation are to protect the social mission of Empower Community
– to accelerate the transition to sustainable local economies – and to ensure the realisation of its aims and objectives
by promoting the most effective application of resources and sharing of knowledge and principles.

The purpose of the Empower Community Foundation is to oversee, as trustee, local community funds that receive a share of profits from renewable energy projects invested by Empower Community.

Perhaps the most effective means of motivating and mobilising communities is to provide access to the right knowledge, money, resources and the means to design, deliver and operate projects and programmes.

Legal Structure and Governance

Empower Community’s purpose and values are embodied in the constitution of Empower Community Foundation, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charitable foundation.

The balanced interests of all investors and participating communities, wider society and the environment are embedded and upheld within its constitution.

The principal roles of Empower Community Foundation can be divided into three main areas:

  • To oversee balanced stakeholder governance process applied to Empower Community Management’s operation of the Empower Community funding mechanism.
  • To administer and oversee the financial management and allocation of profit share from projects in favour of communities where the projects are undertaken, via the Local Community Funds.
  • To further the research into community transition towards sustainable, local economies.
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