Community Groups can now apply for up to £20,000 as part of our Community Grant Scheme!

Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024

The £150,000 fund recognises the important contribution that local organisations make to improving people's quality of life and aims to help get projects off the ground, enhance their impact, and encourage local communities to deliver exciting and transformative initiatives.


To be successful, applicants must demonstrate that the project takes place within the district, that there is a local need for it, and how it contributes to one or more of the District Council's Community Plan objectives. They must also include financial information to support the application.

Extra weighting will be given for projects whose applications can show they:

  • contribute to overcoming the cost-of-living crisis,
  • contribute to public protection by reducing crime or anti-social behaviour,
  • improve biodiversity or contribute to reducing climate change.

Up to £20,000 can be applied for larger transformational projects, and any application over £5,000 must demonstrate match funding.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the District Council's Community Development team at to strengthen their applications.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday, 3 June 2024, with awards being made from July. For the full eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit our Community Grant Scheme webpage or call 01636 650 000 during regular office hours.