How much can I apply for?

  • A maximum of £1500 can be applied for via the Community Fund. We ask that you provide a breakdown of the amount you are applying for as part of the application process and attach quotes for resources etc. to support your application.
  • Please note, groups may not always be awarded the full amount they have applied for. In some instances, a lesser amount may be offered.

What can I use the grant for?

You should state in your application how you intend the use the grant from the Community Fund. You can apply for funds from anything to ongoing running costs, equipment purchases or event costs. We cannot accept applications retrospectively or reimburse costs for items already purchased.

How can I apply for the Community Fund?

The application form for the Community Fund can be completed online here, or can be downloaded here, and printed and returned via email or to the address listed on the form. If you have any questions or need any help with your applications, please email [email protected]

Please note, once an online application is started it cannot be saved to come back to at a later date. Please make yourself familiar with the questions on the application form here before attempting to complete the application.

If I'm asking for money to update a building, does my group have to own the building?

The group either needs to own the building, own the lease, or have at least 15 years left on the lease, if you are asking for money towards building or renovation costs or anything that will be a permanent unmovable fixture.

Can I apply for funds to contribute towards a larger project?

Yes, we will need to know what other funds have been secured and what the Locala Community Fund donation would be used for. We will favour applications that demonstrate ability for other fundraising.

Can I apply for funds but not use them until a later date?

We expect applicants to spend their grant within 12 months of receipt.

Can I submit multiple applications to the Community Fund?

Only one application can be accepted per group per year.

Groups cannot apply for funding in two consecutive years but are welcome to apply thereafter.

If you have any further questions or need any support with your application, please contact Hollie Scargill, Engagement Co-Ordinator via [email protected] or call 030 3330 9781. Calls are charged at local rate and our phone lines are manned 9am to 4pm. In the event your call cannot be taken a voicemail function is available.