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Renewable Energy fund open for Shropshire organisations

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The Marches Renewable Energy (MarRE) project is accepting expressions of interest for grant funding from organisations in Shropshire.

Eligible organisations can apply for a 50% grant towards new installations of renewable technologies on their premises. Projects up to and including 200kWp (system kilowatt peak) can be supported.

The grant will cover a range of renewable technologies like wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, geothermal and more.

Organisations from the private, public and third sector are eligible to apply such as councils, education institutions, charities and voluntary organisations.

The MarRE project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. There is a limited amount of funding available, so interested organisations will need to get their applications in quickly to avoid missing out.

Grants will only be awarded for new installations at existing premises.

Adrian Marshall, Marches Renewable Energy Project Manager, said:

“This grant scheme offers a real opportunity for businesses across the region to switch to sustainable and renewable energy supplies by meeting half the cost of installing these new technologies on their premises.

“There is no maximum grant, but installations are expected to be in the range of 4 to 200kWp. Eligible applicants include statutory and non-statutory public funded organisations/bodies, Higher and further education institutions, voluntary community organisations, private sector companies and not-for-profit organisations.”

The project is a partnership between Shropshire Council, Herefordshire Council, and Telford & Wrekin Council, and will run until Friday 31 December 2021.

To see if your organisation is eligible to apply, visit the Shropshire Council website.

If you would like your renewable energy installation to be considered for grant support from MarRe, you should complete the expression of interest form and return by email to delegatedgrants@herefordshire.gov.uk.

For more information about the project, visit www.hereforshire.gov.uk/MarRE or you can email EEM@herefordshire.gov.uk or call 01432 260064.