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Please note! – a small change to our funding model to enable us to expand.

As the urgency for tackling the climate emergency increases, so too are the numbers of people looking to ‘do more’ to protect us all, and we are making every effort to expand CORENA projects, number of supporters, and carbon-reduction impact accordingly.

For our first 6 years we have been delighted (and able) to direct 100% of project donations to actual project costs because we have been entirely volunteer-run, but in order to expand we are now allocating 5% of project donations to an expansion fund so that eventually we can employ some help.

Starting from Quick Win 33 for Abbeyfield and our next Big Win project we are allocating 95% of your contribution to your nominated project and allocating 5% of it to our new expansion fund. Initially that might mean a slight reduction in the funding available for projects, but if we can turn that 5% into 20% or 50% expansion we’ll be well ahead.

Donations of $2 or more to CORENA projects are tax deductible.

Did you know, each $100 contributed to our first Quick Win project grew to $244 worth of climate goodness over the first 5 years. Check out the Impact Calculator to see your impact!

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We all want a climate that is safe for all people, species, and ecosystems. That’s why we’re creating a people-powered movement to fast track practical carbon-reduction projects, and you have the power to help make it happen.

The extraordinary strength of this movement stems from voluntary contributions which we use to give no-interest loans to pay for practical projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Typically these are renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that otherwise would not occur. Loan repayments go back into our revolving fund and help fund subsequent projects, so the contributions you make never disappear – they are used over and over again to achieve climate goodness way into the future.

Quick Win Projects

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Quick Win details

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Projects and stats

Funded projects and stats

See the sidebar in the Quick Win project section for earlier completed projects.

How it works

Your contributions to the Quick Win projects are used to provide interest-free loans to community organisations to pay for solar installations and energy efficiency measures. They repay the loan over time out of the savings on their power bills, and their repayments help fund subsequent Quick Win projects. Your money provides tangible reductions in carbon emissions almost immediately, and keeps on working far into the future!

Big Win Projects

Overview of Big Win projects

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Current Big Win

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Click the Overview button above for the Big Win journey so far, and see the sidebar on that page for details of projects funded by the Big Win revolving fund so far. Or click the Current Big Win button to read about how we are scaling up with a view to empowering even more people-powered emissions abatement.

 

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