Rural communities - Grant opportunity for renewable energy projects

The majority of people surveyed in the UK support renewable generation.  Some are confused on how to actually get involved beyond installation on their own homes - this news gives another method to access the energy revolution.

Rural communities were invited to bid for a share of a £15m funding pot late last week, which can be used to support the first steps of a project, including investigating the potential for renewable energy in their area and applying for planning permission.
Communities can apply for funding for a range of technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, heat pumps, anaerobic digestion, gas with combined heat and power, and hydropower.

"Not only can local generation bring people together, boost local economies and drive forward green growth, it can help save money on energy bills too," said Climate Change Minister Greg Barker in a statement, adding that the previous Local Energy Assessment Fund helped bring forward 236 community energy generation and management projects across England.

Each community will be eligible for a grant of up to £20,000 for feasibility studies and they can also apply for a loan of up to £130,000 to help fund applications for any necessary environmental and planning permits.

If this is of interest get in touch with Caplor to see how we can work with you to make this opportunity a reality.