Funding is available to enable communities in Great Britain to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.
The Community Energy Fund Competition is open to applications for 2016.
Funding for this competition is provided by M&S Energy which is owned by the retailer Marks & Spencer.
The Fund aims to enable more communities to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.
Not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain can apply for funding for renewable energy projects that can demonstrate they have the support of their local community. Grants can be used for all capital costs relating to the installation of the specified technology.
Funding is available for community groups that require a maximum of £12,500 for the installation of a specified technology. The amount o f £12,500 will be available to one community group within each M&S region.
There is also a minimum allocated funding of £20,000 which will be split between the most inspiring and innovative projects.
Shortlisted applicants will need to organise support from their community to vote for their campaign on the competition website.
The deadline for applications is 31 May 2016.