Our Partners

We are proud of our strong network of communities, funding partners, and implementing partners


To us, our most important partners are the communities that we work with. We strive to work alongside communities to co-create a network of active, engaged, and skilled citizens that make the most of their new renewable technologies. We partner with them to identify, plan, build, manage, and put to use any renewable solution that is installed. To-date, we have partnered with 84 communities around the world to tackle poverty through renewable energy. Learn more about how we work alongside strong and capable communities.

We are also proud to be working alongside established local partners in each of the countries that we work in. These range from in-country organisations to international non-profits and commercial enterprises. Working with partners allows us to extend our reach, enabling us to connect with a greater number of beneficiaries. Through working with other organisations we are able to access specific areas of expertise and to make sure each stage of a project is implemented to the high standard required.

We know the key to longevity and sustainability of renewable energy projects is community ownership, empowerment, and capacity building. However, we also know that we wouldn’t be able to do any of this work – both installing renewable technologies or working in tandem with communities – without the constant and generous support from our funding partners. 


Project Funding Partners

Our current projects are being generously supported by:

We are excited to have launched our partnership with Octopus Energy, one of the UK's largest investors in solar generation. Renewable World will manage the carbon offsetting of Octopus customers. The portfolio will support work including a fuel efficient cookstove project in Nepal and a minigrid project in India. Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) first began supporting our work in 2017 and we have been delighted to have the support of the people of Jersey ever since. Together, we will reach over 4,000 people with convenient, reliable water through our solar water pumping programme in Surkhet, Nepal. Climate change resilience, environmental protection, and safe water are placed right at the heart of this new project. Funding from the Pickwell Foundation has supported our solar homes systems programme in Nicaragua, bringing extra energy connections to our communities in Kenya, and to cover overhead costs in the UK. Having a flexible funder that helps with strategic programmatic funding is hugely beneficial to our work.
MCFEA has been a staunch supporter of our Lighting Up Lake Victoria Programme in Kenya since 2015 helping us to support 81 businesses and public facilities with access to energy. The programme of ten energy hubs that MCFEA supports has brought access to electricity to 4,200 people who live on the shores of Lake Victoria. In 2016, Renewable World East Africa was honoured to be chosen as one of the winners of the USADF Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge. This competition invited organisations to apply for $100,000 to promote innovative and sustainable ways to deliver reliable energy to under served communities. Dulverton has supported our Lighting Up Lake Victoria Programme since 2015 and is currently funding a ground-breaking pilot project to provide solar-powered ice making, cold storage, and irrigation solutions for the fishing community of Kiwa Island in Kenya. This project will benefit over 1,000 people through the availability of ice, improved fish storage, and access to cheaper fresh vegetables.
HFW funding of Renewable World has supported our work in all our regions as well as providing pro-bono legal services for key corporate partnerships. We were pleased that HFW’s London HQ was the elegant venue for the launch of our ten-year Impact Report in December 2018.

 


Corporate Partners

Whilst larger, multi-year grants fund the bulk of our programmes, smaller regular donations provide a bedrock of income and financial stability to design and deliver our work. We would also like to thank the many trusts, corporations, organisations, and individuals whose donations make our work possible. Your generous support is much appreciated.

The below corporations are a few of our valued supporters that are providing funding and support to our organisation:

A renewable energy industry supporter since our first days, EDF Renewables has been the biggest supporter of our flagship challenge event Earth Wind & Tyre. Renewable World Ambassador Christian Egal devised the Durham to Edinburgh route whilst CEO of EDF Renewables and the company has always supported with a large team of eager cyclists. RES and its employees have been raising funds for Renewable World since 2012 through runs, cycle rides, sponsorship, cake bake sales - you name it they have done it! The UK and Irish arms of the company have chosen Renewable World as their Charity of the Year for the last two years. Since 2013, Renewable World has been a chosen charity of the raffle at their prestigious Green Energy Awards attended by 1,200 industry professionals. In 2018 the raffle raised an extraordinary £17,000.
Our partnership with Rina started with support from Brighton-based OST Energy in 2014 with an arrangement that gave Renewable a percentage of the profit. When OST became part of Rina Consulting, Renewable World were delighted to be adopted as a chosen charity. Our highlight is the OST Energy's house band the G59ers’s epic win in Coffin Mews' corporate charity event 'When bands collide'. RenewableUK has been a loyal supporter of our work since our humble beginnings in 2007. As well as financial support, Renewable World has always been made welcome at RUK conferences and exhibitions as well as providing office space for board meetings in their London home. We were introduced to Acre Properties through our Ambassador Gethin Jones and we haven’t looked back! Acre has supported our Energy Hub Programme in Kenya and are currently funding across a portfolio of projects in Nepal.

To see the full list of our valued network of supporters, please visit our latest annual review and our latest 10-year impact report.


Historic Partnerships

We are grateful to and honoured by our past partners whom we have worked with over the last 10 years. These partnerships, among many others, were key to us reaching nearly 40,000 people since 2008.

 

Interested in becoming a corporate or project funding partner? Contact us – we would love to hear from you!