EKOenergy’s Climate Fund
Fundraising for renewable energy projects
EKOenergy consumers of all sizes contribute ten euro cents (€0.10) per megawatt-hour to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund.
Through our open and transparent selection processes, these funds are allocated to new renewable energy projects in low- and middle-income countries. Coordinated by experienced organisations, these projects are comprehensive initiatives that extend beyond installations. They are holistic projects designed to address energy poverty and align with multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals.
EKOenergy was launched in 2013. We were able to fund the first projects in 2015 and, since then, we have financed a total of 99 projects with a combined sum of €2,915,945.70.
Ensuring a significant positive impact
EKOenergy’s Climate Fund supports a just energy transition in priority communities – those that are often the most impacted by the climate crisis despite contributing the least to it.
Every cent from EKOenergy’s Fund is directed to organisations that coordinate projects in collaboration with their local partners. No funds are diverted to cover administration, development, or communications expenses of the Climate Fund, ensuring your contribution goes where it matters most.
Our selection processes serve a dual purpose: ensuring both high quality and significant impact, while also playing a pivotal role in managing potential risks. The EKOenergy Secretariat coordinates the selection processes, in which experts from several fields and a limited group of EKOenergy sellers and corporate consumers are involved on a voluntary basis.
Every project is unique and designed to specifically address the needs of the community where the project is taking place. Solid exit strategies guarantee that the benefits are not fleeting but become a lasting and integral part of the communities.
Climate Stories: Explore the projects we’ve supported
Check out the Climate Stories: leaflets about finished projects page, for a much larger collection of concrete examples of previously funded projects.
Overview of previously funded projects
Click on the icon in the top left of the map ( ) to see the full list of funded projects, select all projects of a specific year, and see more information about the projects.
Help us do more
Unfortunately, every year we have to decline numerous promising projects due to insufficient funds. However, you can play a significant role in helping us fund more projects by switching to EKOenergy-labelled energy, selling EKOenergy or spreading the word about us and inspiring others to do the same.
For more information
To stay informed about the renewable energy projects funded through our Climate Fund, there are several ways:
- Follow EKOenergy on Social Media: Stay updated on our latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Flickr and Xing.
- Subscribe to Our Newsletter: Receive regular updates about our climate fund, new projects, and other relevant news by subscribing to our newsletter.
- Explore Our ‘Climate Stories’ Leaflets: Check out our ever-expanding collection of ‘Climate Stories’ leaflets, where we highlight the positive impact of our funded projects.
- Contact Us: If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Climate Fund, feel free to get in touch with us directly.
If you are interested in applying for funding, please visit EKOenergy’s Climate Fund – Funding Information. There, you can find more details about the open calls, the selection process, and eligibility criteria.