Support for communities

The Rural Community Energy Fund

The Rural Community Energy Fund supports communities to develop renewable energy projects. 

The fund provides up to £150,000 of funding in two stages:

  • stage 1 is a grant up to £20,000 to pay for a feasibility study
  • stage 2 provides an unsecured loan of up to £130,000 to support planning applications and develop a business case to attract further investment

You can get more information about the fund on waste and resources action programme website.

The Essex Community Foundation

The Essex Community Foundation award grants to voluntary or communty groups and other not for profit organisations.

They make grants of between £250 and £10,000 which must be spent within one year.

You can get more information about the grants on the Essex community foundation website.


Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525

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