Shropshire Council

Marches Renewable Energy project

MarRE logoMarRE (Marches Renewable Energy) is accepting expressions of interest from applicants.

MarRE is a grant scheme allowing eligible applicants based in the Marches to apply for a 50% grant toward new installations of renewable technologies on their premises.

ERDF logoInstallations ranging from 4kWp to 200kWp (system kilowatt peak) can be supported. Please note that the renewable energy generated should be used by the applicant.

Eligible applicants

  • Local authorities
  • Statutory and non-statutory public funded organisations/bodies
  • Higher and further education institutions
  • Voluntary/community organisations
  • Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • Small and medium sized enterprises with less than 250 employees

Eligible applicants must be located in the Marches local authority areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin.

Qualifying renewable technologies

  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Aerothermal - including air source heat pumps
  • Geothermal - including ground source heat pumps
  • Hydrothermal
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass
  • Landfill gas
  • Sewage treatment plant gas and biogases

Not eligible

  • Domestic and residential properties
  • Primary agriculture
  • Landlords
  • New builds
  • Costs incurred before grant approval
  • Retrospective applications
  • Applicants with less than a five-year lease on the installation premises
  • Installations of less than 4kWp and larger than 200kWp

Case studies

The project is well underway and you can see the case studies for our first installations here:

How to apply

A two-stage application process has been developed to try to ensure a quick turnaround in the decision making process.

  1. Applicants should firstly complete an expression of interest form.
  2. Applicants whose expressions of interest are considered eligible will be sent full application forms which, once submitted, will be assessed by the project steering group.

Please complete the expression of interest form and return to delegatedgrants@herefordshire.gov.uk

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If you'd like to discuss your proposal before completing the form please contact Adrian Marshall, MarRE project manager, on 01432 260064.