Good things always come around again. For anyone than can remember their Mum’s Co-op number you will know about Cooperatives, they are back. If you have a large project this may be one for you.
Braemar have recently raised £800,000 to construct a hydro electric scheme facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Braemar-Community-Hydro-926134364093329/timeline/
For a good read, check out how it is done on Community Shares Scotland – http://communitysharesscotland.org.uk