Calor Rural Community Fund

Calor are offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities. Applications are now open until 9th April

Three levels of funding are available: 11 x £5,000 grants, 6 x £2,500 grants and 5 x £1,000 grants to the winning rural projects. If you’re a finalist but you don’t receive a top prize, you will still be awarded  with £500.

Don’t forget, the funding you apply for must equate to 50% or more of your total project cost.


  • It will make a positive difference to your rural community; benefitting the wider community and not just one individual, or a one off event
  • It is connected with a community organisation or charity and is not-for-profit
  • It will take place in either Scotland, England or Wales
  • It is capable of being completed within 12 months of receiving funding if successful
  • The level of funding you are applying for is equal to or more than 50% of the total project cost
  • It is based in a rural off mains gas grid location and is not connected to mains gas
  • It is a non-political project
  • Operates on a non-discriminatory basis
  • The funding would not be used for employment expenses (for example salary and overhead costs)
  • If relating to the provision of alternative energy/heating solutions, the funding would not be for an energy/heating source other than LPG

Full details here

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