The Rural Community Energy Fund is a £10m national programme that runs until October 2021 and supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects with community benefit.
It is being delivered by all five Energy Hubs in England on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
From heat pumps to hydropower, community energy can make a big difference to our rural communities in the North East and Yorkshire.
The Hub is supporting enthusiastic rural communities across our region with £1.7m of investment up to October 2021 to develop and set up low and zero carbon energy projects in their area. We’ve received applications from parish councils, sports groups, churches and community groups. You can read about some of the rural energy projects we’ve helped to support on our dedicated website.