Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible for funding from the Calor Rural Community Fund.

Established in 2017, the fund from provider Calor aims to give off-grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Last year’s winning projects included a 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.

With a total fund of £50,000 and with 21 individual prize pots  up for grabs, this year’s Calor Rural Community Fund will open for application from March 20th to April 30th.

Calor’s head of corporate affairs Paul Blacklock says “as off-grid energy provides we are passionate about country living.”

Accepted projects will be published online and communities will be encouraged to get on board by voting for their favourite before they are shortlisted.

National community action  groups, Business in the Community and Rural England will join Calor’s judging panel again to help decide the most worthy winners.

Each project will be assessed for its impact and reach, sustainability and of course, its originality.

To find out more about this fund please follow the link provided on the right hand side.