This is a funding scheme to support rural communities across England wanting to set up renewable energy projects in their area.

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to the community.

RCEF provides support to rural communities in 2 stages:

  • Stage 1: grants of up to £40,000 for a feasibility study for a renewable energy project
  • Stage 2: grants of up to £100,000 for business development and planning of feasible schemes

For more information, and to apply, please visit the gov.uk website.