Newark and Sherwood community grant scheme

Newark and Sherwood Community Grant Scheme aims to support District based constituted groups, charities and not-for profit organisations with projects or initiatives that align to the Council’s Community Plan objectives.

The scheme recognises the important contribution that local organisations make to improving peoples’ quality of life and that small amounts of funding can often help to get a project off the ground or enhance its impact.

Grants will be available up to £5,000.

Applications will be assessed and presented to the Council’s Cabinet for decision three times a year (in exceptional circumstances, an application will be dealt with urgently). To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • The local need for the project/initiative.
  • The support/endorsement of the local District ward Councillor(s)
  • How the application contributes to delivery of the Council’s Community Plan objectives.
  • Their own financial position and what other funding has been sought

Full details of the funding criteria and funding eligibility can be found here: Newark and Sherwood Community Grant Scheme (PDF File, 470kb)

Please ensure you read the guidance thoroughly before submitting an application. 

Applications

All applications should be submitted to communityengagement@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk . 

Application deadlines

  • 21 September 2022

  • 6 January 2023

A copy of the application form can be found here: Newark and Sherwood Community Grant Scheme Application Form [123kb]

Applications will usually be presented to Cabinet 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

Nottinghamshire County Council Divisional Fund Awards

It’s also worth contacting your local county councillor to find out how they might be able to support initiatives in your area.