Community, sports and arts funding

Sports grants

Our sports funding aims to support district based parish councils, community groups, voluntary sports clubs and talented individuals to help them achieve their aims and aspirations in sport. 

The scheme has three main funding streams:-

  • Coach Education and Development
  • Special Projects and Events
  • Talented Individuals

Each application will be assessed against the programme criteria and grants of up to £1500 can be awarded for special projects and events and up to £150 for coach education and development and support to talented individuals.

Active Notts sports funding

Active Notts is the County Sports Partnership for Nottinghamshire.

It provides the strategic lead on sport and recreation across the county and is committed to working with partners to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity.

The Active Notts website provides information about a range of grants suitable for sport and physical activity as well as regular funding news.

If you need specific advice about grant funding for sport and physical activity contact Active Notts Funding Officers Edwina Archer and Jon Sparkes.

Arts funding

If you are an arts professional, community group or local individual or organisation with a good idea for an arts project within the district we may be able to help you.

We can offer advice and support in finding external funding as well as offering small grants and funding from the council.

Community projects and events

We can offer small grants to help with community projects and events that benefit the local people of Newark and Sherwood.

Housing grants

Disabled Facilities Grant
Currently, we provide financial assistance to disabled people who require adaptations to their home called a disabled facilities grant.

Handyperson Scheme
We also provide assistance to older residents for minor works around the home called the handyperson scheme.

Business support

For more information on the latest business support schemes please visit Invest Newark and Sherwood.

Energy grants and discounts

We can advise on current grants and discount opportunities for savings on loft and wall insulation, central heating improvements and renewable energy installations.

We strongly recommended cavity wall insulation as this simple improvement typically saves 33% of your heat losses.

You can find more information from the Energy Saving Trust website.

The Convenant Fund

This funding is part of the Armed Forces Covenant which focuses on encouraging local communities to support armed forces communities in their areas. The aim is to nurture public understanding and awareness of issues affecting armed forces communities, recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community and encourage activities which help integrate the armed forces community into local life.

The fund, made available by The Ministry of Defence, supports local projects which aim to improve ties between the Armed Forces and the wider community.

  • Small grants for applications up to £20,000
  • Large grants for applications between £20,001 and £500,000

Grant decisions are made by a national panel based on the recommendations of regional panels.

The Covenant Fund has four key themes and annual priorities which focus funding each year.

  1. Removing barriers to family life
  2. Providing extra support after service for those that need help
  3. Supporting measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens
  4. Non-core healthcare services for veterans

Who can apply?

  • Local authorities
  • Charities
  • Commercial organisations
  • Community groups
  • Any other part of the community

Visit the government's covenant fund web page for details on how to apply.

For further information please contact Ella Brady.

Gilstrap Charity in Newark

The Gilstrap Charity aims to support individuals, groups and local organisations from Newark with grant aid towards sustainable projects.

Sir William Gilstrap was a local businessman and philanthropist from Newark.

Online information is now available on the history of the charity and it's aims and purpose. The website includes details of projects the charity has supported in the past and information on how to apply for grants.

Nottinghamshire County Council Local Improvement Scheme (LIS)

The Local Improvement Scheme provides targeted financial support for community organisations to deliver the county council’s priorities to make Nottinghamshire a great place to live, work, visit and relax. 

Eligible organisations can apply for capital funding, ranging from a minimum of £1,000 up to a maximum of £50,000.

Nottinghamshire County Council Divisional Fund Awards

Contact your local county councillor to find out more about how they might be able to support worthy initiatives in the area.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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