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Grants of up to £100,000 available for community energy projects

11 February 2020

We are a key player in a new Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) that will supply vital funding for local communities wishing to benefit from its own supply of clean renewable energy.

There is a free workshop on Thursday 13 February at Lyndhurst Community Centre from 5.30pm - 7.30pm to support local groups who are interested in finding out more about the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF).

Local green energy generation not only helps the environment but can reduce energy costs for local people and provide new jobs for the community. The RCEF is designed to help communities to develop their own local, clean and renewable sources of energy that benefit their locality and the wider environment.

Phase one of the scheme offers up to £40,000 for a feasibility study and phase two offers up to £100,000 to cover further project development costs and gaining planning permission.

The workshop event will offer advice on applying for funding and there will be a case study from an existing local energy project, as well as the chance to ask questions and network.

Gary Jeffries, our Chair said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Rural Community Energy Fund and welcome anyone who would like to consider making a difference in their local community. This workshop will provide everything you need to know about the fund and how to apply and you can also find out how it’s worked for some groups already.”

To find out more and to register click here.

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