Melton Borough Council

Community Grants - Rural Community Energy Fund - England

Name of Grant Rural Community Energy Fund - England
Funding Amount The fund provides up to approximately £150,000 of funding for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help projects become investment ready. Funding is provided in two stages: Stage 1 - A grant of up to approximately £20,000 to pay for an initial investigation into the feasibility of a renewable energy project. Stage 2 - An unsecured loan of up to approximately £130,000 to support planning applications and develop a robust business case to attract further investment.
Who/what is eligible for funding? A combination of grant and loan funding is available to rural communities in England for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help community renewable energy projects become investment ready. To be eligible, applicants must have formed a legal entity providing benefit to the community.
Deadline Applications may be submitted at any time.
Further Information http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/rural-community-energy-fund