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What is Community Energy?

Community energy is the delivery of community led renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy supply projects. These projects can be wholly owned and/or controlled by communities or delivered in partnership with commercial or public sector bodies. Community energy projects have an emphasis on local engagement, local leadership and control and the local community benefiting collectively from the outcomes.Read more

Impact Reports

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Offset your travel emissions

Carbon offsetting enables people in the UK to compensate for their travel emissions by funding projects in developing countries that reduce emissions.Read more

Carbon Offsetting Simplified

Working out your precise carbon footprint often takes a lot of time and so for ease we have provided three different offsetting options for you to help offset your personal and household emissions: low, medium and high.Read more

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Community Energy Fund

Our Community Energy Fund drew on a credit facility from Big Society Capital, whilst funders and sponsors contributed to it through donations. The fund provided small to medium loans to UK community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.Read more

Articles and Reports

This section of our website contains a selection of articles, reports and papers that Pure Leapfrog & friends have written. These will be on a wide range of subjects which will directly and indirectly link to community energy.Read more

Terms and Conditions

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Our Services

We combine affordable finance with accessible expertise to enable communities to take control of and benefit from their local energy assets.Read more

Our Impact in Numbers

Leapfrog's impact in numbers.Read more

Ol Pejeta Conservancy Case Study

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000 acre not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Kenya. In 2016 they replaced a diesel powered water pump with a solar PV powered pump that not only enables the conservancy to monitor and manage its water usage for the first time, but local schools and communities also benefit from the use of broadband powered by the solar PV.Read more

Plymouth Energy Community

Plymouth Energy Community are a local Community Benefit Society that aims to give people in Plymouth the power to change how they buy, use and generate energy. In March 2016 they installed a 4.1MW solar array in Ernesettle that was funded using short term construction finance from Leapfrog Finance.Read more

SE24 Case Study

SE24 - Sustainable Energy for South London aims to encourage and develop locally-owned renewable energy projects. In 2016 they installed their first solar PV installations on two local community buildings using documents from Pure Leapfrog’s LEAP.Read more

Chelworth Solar Array Case Study

Chelworth Solar Array is Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy’s first solar installation. The array was developed in association with BWCE and is located in Wiltshire on low grade agricultural land. The surplus from the 1MW ground mounted solar PV array will support WWT’s social wellbeing programmes in the area and also a fund to finance fuel poverty reduction projects.Read more

OVESCO Case Study

Ovesco Limited were formed by members of the Transition Town Lewes Energy Group to deliver a range of energy-related projects to the people and businesses of the Lewes district.  In 2016 Ovesco installed two solar arrays on schools in the Ouse Valley area using documents from Pure Leapfrog’s LEAP.Read more

Repowering London Case Study

Repowering London creates cooperatively owned renewable energy projects whose financial revenues stay with the local community. The support provided by Pure Leapfrog has enabled the group to become self-sustaining and independently deliver further projects.Read more

Carbon Co-op Case Study

Carbon Co-op’s unique Community Green Deal programme is working with 14 owner occupiers around Greater Manchester to create a network of eco show houses, retrofitted to achieve emission reductions of 80%.Read more

Ashton Hayes Case Study

Located in rural Cheshire, Ashton Hayes is a well knit community of about 1000 people that is aiming to become England's first carbon neutral community. The project combines behavioural change, awareness raising and sharing best practice as well as introducing technology that will supply the village with renewable energy and an income stream.Read more


On this page you can find resources and articles that Pure Leapfrog and partners have produced over the years, but are no longer up to date.Read more


We rely on volunteers to support us on one-off projects or to lend expertise for a longer periods of time. Occasionally we will have specific projects that we would like help from volunteers with.Read more

Partner with us

To support communities in leapfrogging fossil fuels, Pure Leapfrog is well versed in interfacing between government, communities, private and non-profit sector to make this happen.Read more

Fenham Swimming Pool Case Study

When the local authority decided to close Fenham Swimming Pool in Newcastle in 2003, it was re-opened two years later as a charitable organisation with the support of the local community. Olympic medallist Linford Christie unveiled the swimming pool’s new solar scheme in June 2012.Read more

The Greenway Centre Case Study

The Greenway Centre is a local community and business hub in Southmead, Bristol, run by the Southmead Development Trust. It hosts a wide range of activities for various community groups, from employment and training courses for adults to exercise classes for ex-offenders and those who have had heart attacks or lung problems.Read more