Financial Handbook for REScoops
Financing a REScoop depends mostly on the type of project planned: its size, the type of technology used and the type of activity (whether it produces, supplies or distributes energy or services). In order to decide on what type of investment scheme is best for the project, it is important to decide on several aspects of the project that will be the base of the business model of the project. Based on these general aspects that are governance, technology, size of the project, etc. you can study the different financing tools available to your project depending on the regulation in place in your country. It is important to know that investment is largely regulated in certain country depending on your activity and the nature of your organisation (cooperative, association, etc.). Therefore you will have to gather information on the legal framework of project financing in your country early in the setting up of your project planning.