The government has called on schools, football clubs, churches, and community groups across the UK to explore the potential for deploying clean technologies, inviting bids for grants from a £10m fund. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced yesterday that its Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) had already helped over 150 communities across the UK deliver greenhouse gas emissions and energy bill savings through a wide range of clean technology projects. It added that the initial £15m fund still has £10m available to support projects and the government is inviting interested parties to submit bids, which will then be assessed by five regional Local Energy hubs across the UK that are hosted by local authorities. New community projects across England are now being encouraged to apply for feasibility grants of up to £40,000 for green initiatives, such as solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat installations. Viable proposals will then be considered for further grants of up to £100,000 for business development and planning applications.
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