Councillor community grant scheme

The Councillor community grant scheme is a budget of £4,500 allocated to each district Councillor to support voluntary and not for profit organisations within their ward.

Following our Climate Emergency declaration in 2019, £1,000 of allocated budgets must be spent on environmental projects.

These organisations must have a charitable or community goal.

Grants of up to £1,000 can be awarded.

The scheme has been set up to contribute towards specific projects and should not be used to cover running costs or salaries.

How to apply for a Councillor community grant

The Councillor community grant scheme is now open for applications.

Please complete the following application form and return it to your District Councillor.

Awards are made on a first come, first served basis and accepted throughout the year.

For this financial year, applications to access any remaining funds must be received no later than 5pm on 28 February 2023.

Below is an example of a previous Councillor community grant application form for guidance:

How councillor grants were spent

You can view how our councillor grants were spent last year below: