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Calor kicks off 2020 Rural Community Fund with £85,000 worth of grants up for grabs

Calor Rural Community Fund Winner - FENSONG
It’s all systems go with the launch of our Rural Community Fund for 2020! 
Now in its fourth year, we’re once again calling on worthy rural community projects of all shapes and sizes to enter our Rural Community Fund for 2020 and be in with the chance of securing vital grants. 

This year, we’re celebrating our 85th anniversary and marking the milestone by increasing this year’s investment to more than ever before with grants totalling £85,000 available. 

The fund, which opened for applications on 10th March and closes on 9th April, enables rural communities who aren’t connected to the mains gas grid the opportunity to apply for a grant of either £1,000, £2,500 or £5,000 for much-needed projects, such as purchasing new equipment for community spaces or building new facilities for families nearby to enjoy. 

Applicants will be listed on our Rural Community Fund website and then encouraged to share their project as much as possible through social media to gain points. Those projects with the highest amount of points in each funding category will become shortlisted finalists, and will be reviewed by our Committee before being announced as Finalists. 

As we continue to play an important role within Britain’s countryside communities, this year’s fund will mean that we have given £225,000 to grass-roots causes since 2017, at a time where investment in local resources is especially tight. 

Designed to offer rural communities that aren’t connected to the mains gas grid a chance to win funding for initiatives which will improve local life, these grants have already had a massive impact on over 51 heart-warming projects. 

Previous recipients include a community kitchen in Dover looking to combat loneliness, drama groups in Norfolk offering children a space to be creative and emergency rescue teams in Wiltshire who needed new life-saving equipment.  

To find out more about the Calor Rural Community Fund and how to enter, head to communityfund.calor.co.uk.