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Calor Rural Community Fund 2019 winners announced!

Map of Community Fund Finalist locations
Winners from 2017, 2018 and 2019

The winners of this years Calor Rural Community Fund are over the moon!

It’s been a busy few months, what with the Calor Rural Community Fund once again opening its doors for applications in March. However, we’re delighted to announce this year’s 21 Community Fund winners have been revealed and celebrations are in full force.

Our Calor Rural Community Fund, in its third year, is designed to help projects make a positive impact to their local communities. It’s seen an amazing number of projects get involved; some ideas have been weird, some wacky, but all have been inspirational.

This year an astounding 325 projects applied for funding, and collectively they received more than 240,000 votes from the public. It was an amazing effort and we were so impressed with the efforts they went into to promote their projects within their communities and wider.

The judges, made up of representatives from Mind, our corporate charity, Business in the Community, Crowdfunder, Plunkett and Rural England had the extremely tricky task of whittling our 42 finalists down to 21 winners; they assessed project applications based on four factors: Impact (40%) Sustainability (35%), Submission (15%) and Originality (10%).

The competition was extremely tight in attempts to grab this year’s prizes: 5 x £1,000, 6 x £2,500 – and 10 x £5,000, however the moment we’ve all been waiting for… drum roll please…. The winners for this year have been announced!

If you want to read more about these projects, then head over to the Calor Rural Community Fund website. We’ll be sharing news and updates from these projects as they start to make change within their local communities.

We’ll be back again next year, so stay tuned and get ready to apply for funding.