Calor rural community fund

We're proud to support projects inyour local rural community.

It’s full steam ahead. Our fund’s topped-up. And your voters are at the ready.

The Calor Rural Community Fund is opening for applications on Tuesday 5th March 2019. So when the time is right, excite us with your community project ideas and we’d love to pop some money in the pot.

What could your community do with £5,000?

Pen to paper, paper to planning… You’ve found the perfect solution to better your community. In fact, you’re raring to go. The only thing is, you’ve come to a financial full stop.

It’s situations like these that motivated us to create the Calor Rural Community Fund. So every year we offer rural communities, that aren’t connected to the mains gas grid, the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Is your village hall crying out for a refurb? Or maybe your community band’s equipment could do with a little tuning? We’re offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects that will provide an on-going service for local communities. And, as this is the third year running of our Community Fund (and since all good things come in threes) we’ve not only increased our total funding contribution to £70,000, but we’ve also partnered up with Crowdfunder to give you the opportunity to raise even more funds.

We’re all ears. We’re here to help rural communities like yours lead the way.

The wait's nearly over!

It’s just around the corner. Applications will open on Tuesday 5th March and you’ll have until Monday 29th April to submit your project for funding. So why not get the process underway? Register your details and we’ll send you a reminder nearer to the time. After all, your project could receive up to £5,000!

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Funding schedule

  • 5 Mar 2019
    Project submissions open!
  • 29 Apr 2019
    Project submissions closes
  • 2 May 2019
    Voting opens
  • 17 Jun 2019
    Voting closes
  • 1 Jul 2019
    Finalists announced
  • 18 Jul 2019
    Winners announced!
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