The M&S Energy Community Fund has announced that not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding for renewable energy projects that can demonstrate they have the support of their local community.
A total of £300,000 is available and the maximum available for each project is £12,500. Applicants can include:
- Parish or Town Councils
- Community groups, Colleges and School; etc.
Applicants will need to submit their application form by the 23rd June 2017.
Projects that are then shortlisted, will need to organise support from their community to vote for their project on the competition website. The projects with the most validated votes per region be awarded funding.
Previous projects funded include:
The Arcola Theatre Production Company which was determined to become the first carbon neutral theatre by installing a sustainable heating system.
Carrington School which wanted to install solar panels to enable generate revenue to help the school continuously improve its educational facilities.