M&S Energy has launched a £300,000 fund to support community projects and technologies across the UK.
It is inviting sports clubs, libraries, village halls and schools to apply for part of the funding for energy projects that support local communities.
Following the initial application and shortlisting process, the winners will be decided by public vote, when the projects can seek to raise additional funding through crowdfunding.
Last year, around 80,000 people voted and 26 projects were awarded grants and more than £28,000 was crowdfunded.
Jonathan Hazeldine, Head of M&S Energy said: “Each time we open the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund for new applicants, we are incredibly impressed by the time and commitment so many people give to the community projects that matter to them.
“As a 100% green energy provider, this fund is a great way for us to take our commitment further by getting involved with our communities and helping them become more environmentally and financially sustainable.”
Applications are open until 23rd June.