Rural Community Energy Fund

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.

Funding available

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

How to apply

RCEF is being run by 5 regional Local Energy Hubs. If you would like to register your interest for the scheme, or would like further information, please contact the relevant hub for your area.

The contact for the Midlands is Michael Gallagher,  michael.gallagher@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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