Rural Development

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 8th October 2018

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotland where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include comm...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 25th September 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Sustainable Development Fund (Brecon Beacons) 4th September 2018

Charities and community groups are amongst the organisations invited to apply for funding for sustainable development projects that build capacity and genuinely support or involve communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Grants of up to £10,000 for up to 50% of project costs are available. The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) has been allocated £200,000 for 2018/19 to support projects which bring organisations together in partn...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd August 2018

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This dedicated programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is open now to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assisting...

Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of UK Agriculture: Apply for Funding (UK) 17th August 2018

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to improve productivity and sustainability across UK crop and ruminant production systems. The competition opens on Monday 20 August 2018 and will close at 12:00pm, Wednesday 24 October 2018. UK based businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTO) carrying out project work in the UK are eligible to apply. Success...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 16th August 2018

Rural communities in England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities can apply for funding for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help their projects become investment ready. Grants of up to £20,000 to pay for an initial investigation into the feasibility of a renewable energy project as well as unsecured loans of up to £130,000 to support planning applicat...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th July 2018

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 26th October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £55,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through...

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

New Small Grant Scheme for the Northumberland Coast (Northumberland) 27th April 2018

A new Community Environmental Projects Fund has opened with grants of £750 - £1,000 available to enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Public, private, and voluntary sector organisations, individuals, businesses, community groups and local authorities are all eligible to apply. Offered by the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and the Coast Care Initiativ...