Loughborough company launches £100k fund to benefit local groups and charities

Published on Fri 18 January, 2019

LOUGHBOROUGH Friday 18th January – Intelligent Energy, the Loughborough based fuel cell engineering company, is this week launching a £100,000 Charitable Trust Fund to benefit local community groups and organisations in the Charnwood area. To launch the Trust, Intelligent Energy this week hosted an event which was attended, by The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mr Mike Kapur OBE and a number of key local figures from various organisations in and around the Charnwood area.

Applications for Trust funds can now be made via the company’s website and the Trust will be welcoming applications from groups and organisations in the local community.

The Trust has been established to support local causes in need of financial assistance which, support and aid, amongst others; community groups, young people, sport and lifelong learning.

David Woolhouse, CEO at Intelligent Energy, commented: “When we first discussed the idea of the creating a Trust we hoped there would be interest and support from key figures locally. The launch event demonstrated to us just how well supported we are with this venture. We hope the word will now spread to those who could benefit from the financial help.”

The Loughborough based Trust will be governed by a committee comprising of three Intelligent Energy employees and three external representatives; Jon Walker, Director of Enterprise Development at Loughborough University, Councillor Eric Vardy, Lead Member for Planning, Inward Investment and Tourism Strategy at Charnwood Borough Council and Leon Spence, Press Officer and Caseworker to the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament for Loughborough.

To apply for funds or to read more about the criteria for applications please visit www.intelligent-energy.com/about-ie/charitable-trust/


About Intelligent Energy

About Intelligent Energy: Intelligent Energy is a world-leading fuel cell engineering company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of its Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products, for customers in the automotive, stationary power and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) sectors. Fuel cells are used in multiple applications, where clean, lightweight, high efficiency and cost-effective power is required.  The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, India and China.