Category Archives: Rural

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE):Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund

We understand that the Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund is set to open to applications from this Friday (28th June). The fund aims to support community renewable energy projects in rural areas. Funds of up to £150,000 are available through … Continue reading

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BIFFA Flagship Scheme Opens for 2013

BIFFA is inviting organisations that are registered, or are able to register, with ENTRUST to apply to its annual Flagship Scheme. The scheme offers grants of between £150,000 and £500,000 to projects of regional significance that focus either on the … Continue reading

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Chiltern Community Grants Scheme 2013-14

Chiltern Community Awards 2013/14 Chiltern District Council’s Community Grants  scheme is now open to receive applications. The scheme offers funding of up to £2,000 to help support local voluntary groups deliver a range of services that add value and also enhance … Continue reading

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Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund

Defra will be launching a Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund to provide loans to rural communities to help them undertake the initial development work for renewable energy schemes. The Government recognises the growing interest in developing local renewable energy projects, and … Continue reading

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New support launched to revive rural areas through enterprise.

Rural communities across the UK are set to benefit from a new injection of funding, launched on Monday 3 December, to help them revive their villages through community enterprise. The Plunkett Foundation has teamed up with long-term supporters the Esmée … Continue reading

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Awards for All

Awards for All For the last six months, the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has been running a pilot in the West Midlands region giving groups the opportunity to apply for repeat and on-going activities under Awards for All, which was … Continue reading

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New funding to help communities take control through enterprise

Rural communities across the UK are set to benefit from a new injection of funding to help them revive their villages through community enterprise.  The Plunkett Foundation has been awarded over £450,000 from long-term supporters, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, to … Continue reading

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Natural England – Funding for Paths for Communities in rural areas

The Paths for Communities scheme has been established to develop and enhance the network of Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England in order to deliver benefits to rural areas. The aim of the scheme is to: encourage and enable … Continue reading

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Village SOS, new round opens on 10th April

Big Lottery Fund has announced a second round of Village SOS funding, which will support community enterprises in rural villages or small rural towns with fewer than 3,000 people.  Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for truly enterprising … Continue reading

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Funding & Support for rural businesses: Farmers, growers and rural community enterprises

The new Rural Economy Grant Scheme has been set up to support firms operating in sectors including food, tourism, forestry and farming. Grants are being provided to enable entrepreneurs in rural areas of England to take life-changing opportunities to grow … Continue reading

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