Did you know that rural energy provider, Calor has launched a national grant scheme for local community projects?
The Calor Rural Community Fund is offering off-grid communities the chance to receive grants of up to £5,000 to help fund schemes that will improve local life.
Established in 2017, last year’s winning projects included an inclusive swing for a community park, a new piano for a community choir, books for a rural school library and the installation of fibre broadband into an off-grid village.
This year there is funding for 21 different community projects, with prize pots ranging from £1,000 up to £5,000. Application is via the Calor website www.calor.co.uk/communityfund.
National community action groups, Business in the Community and Rural England, as well as national mental health charity Mind, will be joining the judging panel again in order to help us decide on the most worthy winners, assessing each project for its impact and reach, sustainability and of course, its originality.
Applications for funding are now open until 21st May.