Calor rural community fund

Your project. Your community. Calor's Rural Community Fund.

It’s full steam ahead. Our fund’s topped-up. And your voters are at the ready. Applications for the Calor Rural Community Fund are now open and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

The weird. The wacky. The wonderful. We want to hear it all.

Excite us with your community project ideas and we’d love to pop some money in the pot.

So take a pew and submit your ideas to us by Monday 29th April.

What could your community do with £5,000?

Pen to paper, paper to planning… You’ve found the perfect solution to better your community. You’re raring to go. But 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.

From the simply superb, to a well-needed refurb... 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 here to help rural communities like yours lead the way.

We're all ears!

It’s time to inspire. The Calor Rural Community Fund is now open for applications and you have until Monday 29th April to submit your project for funding. So fire up the process and submit your project today. After all, we could pop £5,000 into your community project’s pocket.

Get your skates on. Applications close in:
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Your project will need to meet certain criteria before it can be voted on

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Complete our online application form to submit your project for funding

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Our winners'

Learn more about our previous community fund winners

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Richard Jory youth club


Knipton Village Hall Refurbishment project


Little Acres Lodge


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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