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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

At the outset of this project, there were literally thousands of comments, messages, emails and calls with questions relating to how many people are needed, how payments are handled, if the project is even legal or not and much more - We have attempted to answer those questions for you here. 


If your question hasn't been covered, it could be that the answer contains sensitive corporate information - or that no one has asked yet. If that's the case, you can submit your questions using the form at the bottom of this page and we could answer your question in a future update.

 

SAFETY, SECURITY & DATA PROTECTION

IS IT SAFE TO PUT MY DETAILS INTO THIS WEBSITE

This website is hosted by a company called wix. They host millions of websites around the world, from small businesses to multi national corporations. 
They are extremely secure because at their base level, users cannot edit the code that makes the website work. This means the website has been created by professionals and is always secure. Even when work is being carried out!

HOW DO I KNOW MY DATA IS SAFE?

We have a strict data protection policy which you can view here.

We are fully GDPR and DPA compliant and do not share or sell any of your personal information.

*Please note that our data protection & cookie policies remain in place from the marcgreavesdotcom website and will be reviewed in due course.

WHAT IS STRIPE?

Stripe are an international company that provide payment infrastructure and services.
They handle at least millions in payments every day across the globe and are the chosen payment provider for NFPNRG.
Every company you pay money to uses a payment provider - we are just transparent about it.

 

MONEY QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH CAN I INVEST?

The maximum initial investment is £19 per person and this is split into two pools of money.

If you would like to contribute in a larger way, you can find out more information here

WHY IS THE INVESTMENT £19?

We wanted this project to be accessible to everyone. It was decided to ask for £19 as an investment because it's less than the cost of the average takeaway or night out. Less than the cost of a visit to the cinema or the average TV subscription. 
In short, it's a figure that most people can save or eventually spare, and yet - even with just a few thousand investors, provides a sound financial base to launch the company.

WHERE ARE THE INVESTMENTS HELD?

All our investments are currently with the payment provider while we establish NFPNRG and set up the necessary business banking facilities.

HOW IS THE MONEY DIVIDED?

The initial investments are split into 2 ways.
£15 is retained until we reach the necessary numbers to take our next step.
£4 is combined with money from other investors to pay transaction fees, web hosting and other infrastructure costs.
This means that, should the project fail to launch, each investor should receive a refund of at least £15.

HOW MUCH DO YOU GET PAID?

We don't currently offer any salaried positions or consultancy fees. Most of the work that has been done so far has been voluntary.
We will be advertising paid positions in the near future. However, asking anyone what they earn or how much money they have in the bank is considered impolite at the very least. As a result, we won't be answering further questions relating to wages and salaries paid by NFPNRG.

WILL I NEED TO INVEST MORE?

In the short term, the answer is no, you won't have to invest more money.
However, as the project grows and we move towards making an offer to the wholesale market, it will be necessary to raise further funds, so at some point we will ask investors to contribute to the cost of our wholesale energy.
As we've been told over the past years, "We're in this together" and the only way we can make a stand is by letting our money and custom do the talking.

WHAT HAPPENS IF NFPNRG FAILS?

We hope this never happens and we've designed this business to be extremely resilient.

If NFPNRG was to fail, any pools of money remaining will be used to settle our outstanding financial obligations.

If there is a surplus of cash after our obligations have been met, we would split the remaining money between investors or, if the refund amount is deemed to be too small once divided, there is the option to donate the remaining funds to Bricks4Clicks.co.uk 

HOW MUCH HAVE YOU RAISED?

We share this information amongst our investors and update them on a regular basis.
If you would like detailed income and expenditure information from us, please forward you request in writing to our registered address along with copies of your own income and annual expenses.

CAN I BUY MORE SHARES?

No. Investors can only possess one share each.
Shares are not bought - They are a gift from Marc Greaves. 
You invested in an energy company called NFPNRG and Marc Greaves as the owner will gift you a share for investing.
The share comes with a promise that you get 1 vote in company matters and an equal share of our energy. The final promise is that NFPNRG will never make a profit, sit on huge sums of money or pay inflated salaries and bonuses.

CAN I SELL MY SHARE?

No.
Shares are not for resale and have no resale value. They are issued as a voting right and promise to provide not for profit energy.

WHAT ARE SHARES WORTH?

Shares have a fixed value of 0.000003.

CAN I "CASH IN" MY SHARE?

These shares have no real cash value (0.000003p each), therefore, they can't be "cashed in". 
The way NFPNRG works, is that we operate funding rounds or billing cycles. 
These allow us to raise exactly the amount required to reach a certain goal. 
NFPNRG will refund any portion of your money that has not been used during the current billing cycle, should you wish to surrender your share. This figure is currently set at £15 minimum.

 
 

BUSINESS QUESTIONS

IS THIS LEGAL?

There is nothing illegal in setting up a business and asking people to invest.
The difference in this business is that the share value is so small it is insignificant. However, what that share stands for is anything but worthless.
Nothing we are doing is a fraud or a scam. This is simply an exercise in project management and people power.

DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS PLAN?

Yes, we have a general plan for the project. However, making it work very much depends on public opinion and backing. 
There is a general outline of our plans on this website along with target timeframes. However, these are just a guide. 
We are running this project in the knowledge that a lot of people are waiting to see what happens before committing to investing. This will change in October when peoples energy bills rise again by around 40%
If you'd like to see a more detailed copy of our plans and projections, please submit a request via the contact us pages detailing the reasons for your request and the specific information you require.

DO YOU HAVE A SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT?

Yes. Our shareholders agreement is available on this website in the investment and investors sections.

CAN YOU ACCESS THE WHOLESALE ENERGY MARKET?

Of course we can. There are various energy wholesalers we can purchase from. We could potentially generate our own energy and supply customers via private agreement. 
There are a range of paths we can take to providing energy depending on our numbers.

HOW MANY INVESTORS DO YOU NEED?

For the project to work, ideally we need a minimum of 250 thousand people. However, that would in no way guarantee success. 
We would need to take over a significant market share to guarantee success so we would like to see a minimum of 1 million people backing this idea and using NFPNRG.

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE INVESTED?

We don't wish to give specific details about investment figures on a public forum, nor are we happy to give such information via email or over the phone.
What we can say is that the name NFPNRG, viewer figures and public reach have grown faster than anyone expected and the response has been overwhelming! Most posts on social media result in days of activity and investment in NFPNRG. 
You can receive updates on investor numbers and future plans by joining us.

HOW CAN YOU BE SURE YOU WON'T MAKE A PROFIT?

In short, we can't. Energy prices are fluid and move up and down all the time. 
If NFPNRG finds itself with a surplus of cash, we would carry that over and offset it against the following months payments from our customers. 
So, if for example, we found ourselves in a position where we have £3million in funds remaining. We would reduce the amount needed in the following funding round  by £3million.

CAN I BUY MORE SHARES?

No. Investors can only possess one share each.
Shares are not bought - They are a gift from Marc Greaves. 
You invested in an energy company called NFPNRG and Marc Greaves as the owner will gift you a share for investing.
The share comes with a promise that you get 1 vote in company matters and an equal share of our energy. The final promise is that NFPNRG will never make a profit, sit on huge sums of money or pay inflated salaries and bonuses.

HOW ARE COMPANY DECISIONS MADE?

Company decisions are currently actioned by Marc Greaves under the direction of the investors.
We are approaching the time where we will be electing a steering group and putting into place permanent features to allow ballots to take place.
Investors are be notified of votes via email, but it is their responsibility to check the website and take part in the running of this company.

WHO IS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

The current board of directors consists of just Marc Greaves and his colleague Tom Wainhouse. 

This is set to be expanded in the coming months.

You can find out more about our team here.

CAN I SELL MY SHARE?

No.
Shares are not for resale and have no resale value. They are issued as a voting right and promise to provide not for profit energy.

 
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