Apply for Community Board project funding

Awarding Community Board project funding

Community Boards develop project ideas with community groups and organisations to achieve their local action plan and priorities.

Alongside this, Community Board funding is open to applications from community and voluntary organisations. Funding is for projects that meet the fund criteria and Community Board priorities.

Project proposals and applications for Community Board funding can be made at any time throughout the year.

Community Boards will need to allocate their budgets by 31 March each year in accordance with the Council’s financial procedures. Where funding has been awarded in-year but the project has not completed, the funding can be reserved into the following financial year to enable the project to be completed.

Contributory funding

Community Board Managers will work with external organisations to help identify potential contributory funding from different sources to maximise impact. This includes considering cross Community Board projects that may be supported by neighbouring Board areas where appropriate.

Before you apply

You need to discuss your project with your Community Board Manager before you apply.

This enables them to check that:

  • you are eligible for funding
  • your application meets the board priorities
  • sufficient funds are available

Find contact details for your Community Board Manager here:

Find your local Community Board

How to apply

Once you have discussed your proposal with your Community Board Manager, they will email an online form for you to fill in.

If you are unhappy with our decision

There is no right of appeal on decisions. This applies at all stages during the application, due diligence and decision-making processes.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your application, you can make a complaint.

Small project funding

You may be eligible for Small Project funding if:

  • your proposal costs less than £1,000 and
  • the funding is required to cover the whole cost of the project

To find out more, view Apply for Community Board Small Project funding.