Orchard Community Benefit Fund now open for applications (Closing date 28th February 2017)

The Community Benefit Fund, donated by Orchard Community Energy, is now open for applications. The members of Orchard Community Energy have allocated a community fund of £10,000 for 2017. Registered charities are invited to apply for grants for community projects of a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £5,000.

Projects must benefit the people of Swale and/or Medway districts of Kent. The beneficiary cannot be an individual. The project must address at least one of the following objectives: wildlife conservation, climate change mitigation, carbon reduction, or the alleviation of fuel poverty. The applicant must be a registered charity. The project should be ready to start in the first half of 2017 and aim to be completed by the end of the year.

Completed applications must be received by midday on 28th February 2017. For full details of how to apply please download the Guide for Applicants and the Application for Funding Summary Form from the Documents section of the website.