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Make the Masbro Centre run on Sunshine!

Funded on Spacehive 31 January 2020 Delivered 28 February 2020

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Make the Masbro Centre run on Sunshine!

Urban Partnership Group By Urban Partnership Group

The Urban Partnership Group want to install 64 solar panels to the roof of the Masbro Community Centre, to generate its own electricity and use the funds saved for much needed community projects.

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 31 Jan 2020!

The Masbro Centre is a vibrant community centre with over a 1000 visitors each week. In 2018, we began to explore the feasibility of generating our own electricity. After lots of advice & support and from partners, we have now received planning permission to have 64 solar panels installed. As an integral part of the Hammersmith & Fulham Community we are not only committed to reducing our carbon footprint but also to continue to deliver a diverse range of services to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of our community. The money saved by generating our own power this way will be used on community projects that meet the emerging needs of the community we serve. We would launch our new panels with a 'Community Clear Up' day. This would be run in conjunction with the Elders Tea Club, The Community Champions, The Masbro Youth Club and The Children's Centre. We would also invite local schools to take part and host an 'eco tips' pop up information tent on to help spread the word!

What we'll deliver:

  • Masbro will generate its own green energy source, approximately 19,000kwh per year
  • Money saved or generated, estimated at £65k over 20 years, will be spent on community projects
  • Over 11,000kg of CO2 emissions will be avoided each year

Why it's a great idea:

We are a charity and every penny counts, therefore money saved will go towards much needed community projects and help with the upkeep of the 'jewel' that is the Masbro Community Centre. We offer a range of services (over 100 activities each week) for the people of Hammersmith and Fulham including a children's centre, a youth club, parenting support, outreach for families, employment advice and training, pottery and art classes and an Elders Tea club as well as a range of fitness and leisure activities available to all. Not only will we be saving money in the long term, along with other green initiatives we have adopted, we want to play our part in tackling the climate change emergency. The Masbro Centre wants to help in protecting the planet as well as to continue to serve the people of Hammersmith and Fulham especially those who suffer from inequality, social exclusion or come from disadvantaged groups.

Steps to get it done:

  • Prepare the Masbro for installation
  • Installation of the Panels
  • Testing the equipment
  • Grand Launch - Community Clear Up & Eco Information Day

Through a holistic programme of activities the Urban Partnership Groups aims to: 1. Enhance and promote the health, wealth and well-being of people in the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and surrounding areas. 2. Reduce inequalities and remove discrimination and other causes of social exclusion in disadvantaged groups and communities in order to ensure that Hammersmith & Fulham is a place where everyone has the opportunity to live healthily and prosperously, in tolerant, caring communities. 3. Rebuild communities and improve opportunities for disadvantaged people to participate in work and other aspects of community life. 4. Continually improve the delivery of services and implement innovative solutions to meet changing local needs and community aspirations. Key services include: - Older peoples services - The Masbro Youth Club - Parenting support - Training and employment support - Community & Maternity Champions projects - Nursery's & Children Centre

Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

The Masbro Centre provides services to many individuals, families and groups across Hammersmith and Fulham. This is a diverse, vibrant and exciting borough . While there undoubtedly area of wealth there are also of social and economic deprivation, and encounter all the challenges associated with that.


London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £45,457

Solar Panels - £18,060 (40%)
Roof Mounting System - £5,194 (11%)
Inverters - £4,912 (11%)
Switches/Cabling/Connections - £3,635 (8%)
Man Sage Points (for roofs) - £3,600 (8%)
Labour - £3,300 (7%)
Project Management (External Expert) - £3,000 (7%)
EPC after completeion - £612 (1%)
Launch event 'Community Clear Up Day' and information stand - £600 (1%)
Other - £2,545 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Solar Panels
Roof Mounting System
Man Sage Points (for roofs)
Project Management (External Expert)
EPC after completeion
Launch event 'Community Clear Up Day' and information stand
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Any extra money would go to our by the following:
  • 1. Provide additional eco-resources for our 'Community Clear Up' launch day to be distributed to our service users e.g Bamboo Toothbrushes, packets of seeds, reusable bags etc
  • 2. Additional batteries to store surplus energy

Total £45,457

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