The Rural Community Energy Fund is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to the community.
The Government is encouraging new community projects across England to apply for feasibility grants of up to £40,000 for green initiatives, including solar battery storage and wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. Viable proposals will also be considered for further grants of up to £100,000 for business development and planning applications. The grants are aimed at organisations such as rural sports clubs, rural schools and churches. More information can be found here