Tees Valley Combined Authority has launched £1.35mn in funding to support community groups in rural areas across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber region to develop their own renewable energy projects. Announced on Wednesday 2 October, the fund will look to support projects that will benefit the local community, such as anaerobic digestion, heat networks, heat pumps, hydropower, solar PV and solar thermal, and wind turbines. In the first stage, grants are up to a maximum of £40,000 to develop feasibility studies, whilst the second stage of funding will provide a maximum of £100,000 and can be used to support planning applications and develop a robust business case to attract further investment.

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