RURAL community projects in Berkshire could be eligible to receive grants of up to £5,000 from a home energy provider.

The Calor Rural Community Fund is a scheme which helps communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales gain funding for projects.

With just two weeks before voting closes, the energy provider is urging residents to get involved to be in with a chance of receiving one of twenty prize pots.

Paul Blacklock, head of corporate affairs at Calor, said: “As a company with off-grid communities at the heart of everything we do, it’s extremely important that we champion rural projects and the people and places behind them."

The energy supplier Calor is in the third year of its community fund, which aims to reward community projects with prizes ranging from £1,000 to £5,000.

This years Fund includes applications from 325 different projects across the UK.

Previous winners have used the money to improve playgrounds, refurbish village halls , buy instruments for music groups and equipment for sports clubs.

Projects that receive the most votes from the public will be shortlisted and reviewed by a panel of judges.

To vote for your nearest community project, register via the Calor Rural Community Fund website.


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Voting closes at midnight on June 17.