Village Power C.I.C.


Village Power is a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) established by Members of the local community who were concerned about the potential implications of continuing economic pressures and environmental impacts on the village, and were keen to do something positive to ensure the community and local economy are more sustainable in the future.

Village Power C.I.C was founded in September 2010 by six members of the local community of North Kilworth. Its main objective is to find ways to ensure the community is able to flourish in a more sustainable manner. By finding a different “model” for the local economy, it is hoped that other communities will follow in our footsteps, building on what we achieve.


Peter Jones, Stuart Dainton, Matthew Allen, Andy Wall, Rona Purdham, Judith Hardwick,

Peter Jones, Stuart Dainton, Matthew Allen, Andy Wall, Rona Purdham, Judith Hardwick,

There is much to be done and the Team have set out a  series of ambitions over a number of years.   Three initial areas were identified as catalysts for change and are outlined below,  however, it is envisaged that further projects relating to the sustainability of the local community will be identified and undertaken.The three areas of focus require differing skills, resources and approaches, they will be tackled through distinct and independent work-streams:
renewable energy, initially through opportunities with solar / photo-voltaic panels
• provision of local facilitates, such as a village shop and café, supported by a market garden,  potentially with affordable housing.
resource efficiency, using a small scale anaerobic digestion facility.

Although no definitive timelines have been set, these work streams are anticipated to take three – five years.  We have already undertaken 2 projects in the first workstream.  Renewable Energy with funding from the Big Lottery and LEAF.

To read more please visit http://villagepowercic.co.uk/index.html

 If you would like to get in touch with us

Write to : Ivy House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leics

Email : info@vilagepowercic.co.uk

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