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Public Supporting has started!

Community fund winners
The time has come to show your support and help your favourite projects through to the finals.  

In its fourth year, the Calor Rural Community Fund is bigger than ever. We’re giving away £85,000 - our biggest prize pot yet! And with over 600 projects in the running, they’re going to need your support more than ever to get them through to the finals.

Imagine what they could achieve with your support – the outcome could be simply amazing! 

It’s over to you…

The ins and outs of supporting a project 
The projects have done their part identifying a need within their communities, now it’s your turn. Get your fingers at the ready and start showing your support. 
It’s simple, head to our website and show your support by hitting ‘like’ or ‘share’ on a project you love the sound of. Every project will receive 1 point for your 'Like' and 1 point for your 'Share'. Don't forget, you’re not limited to supporting just one project – you can help as many as you like.

It’s important to click 'Share' from the Rural Community Fund project page (this will take you to your social media to publish), rather than re-sharing somebody else’s shared post on social media; only then will it count towards the project's points. If you are feeling generous and would like to donate to a chosen project, it will be awarded 10 points per pledge. 

Once the Public Support stage has closed, those with the most public support points in each funding category will make it through to the finalist stage. Finalists will then be scored by a panel of impartial judges who will select the winners. 

The prizes
This year’s prizes will be broken down as follows: 5 x £1,000, 6 x £2,500, 11 x £5,000. 
We’re also giving £500 to all 21 of the remaining finalists who don’t win one of the main prizes. Don’t miss out on the chance to show support to the projects you love and help them into the final stage.

Dates for your diary
Public supporting: 4th June – 16th July   
Finalists announced: 4th August
Judging day: 12th August
Winners announced: 19th August

Getting involved is easy and fun. Simply register or log in to your account, show your support by liking, sharing or pledging on a project(s) and watch as your favourite projects move up the leader board. 

You have until 5pm on 16th July to show your support. Like, share or pledge on one project or support a few, the choice is yours. It’s now down to you to help our worthy rural community projects make it through to the judging round.

Public supporting starts today, so show your support and help make great ideas a reality - communityfund.calor.co.uk 
Support your favourite projects - Check out all the projects which need your support! - View projects 
Promote your project - Read our handy guides on how best to promote your project - Learn more
Our winners’ stories - Learn more about our previous community fund winners - Previous winners