Issue details

Marches Renewable Energy Grant Scheme

Subject to approval of a funding application that has been made to the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), to approve the establishment of a Marches Renewable Energy Grant Scheme, and seek agreement to Herefordshire Council acting as accountable body for the scheme.


The proposed capital grant scheme to support the deployment of renewable energy technologies across the Marches is a joint application with Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils. The project duration will be 2.5 years and if the funding application is successful is expected to start in January 2019.


The application has been submitted to MHCLG for £1.197m of European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) money which would be used to establish a grant scheme designed to support the deployment of 2.12 MW of renewable energy across the Marches.

Successful grant scheme applicants would receive a grant of 50% of the total installation cost of the renewable energy technology from the European Regional Development fund, defrayed through ourselves and MHCLG.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/09/2018

Decision due: 30 November 2018 by Cabinet member infrastructure

Lead member: Cabinet member infrastructure

Lead director: Assistant director environment and place

Department: Economy, communities and corporate (Historic)

Contact: Richard Vaughan, Principal Energy & Active Travel Officer Email: Tel: 01432 260192.