Community grants

Got a great idea for your community? If you need funding to support a project, our Communities Grant could be just the thing to make your community even better.

Our Communities Grant aims to provide funding to allow you to improve the community you live in. We award grants in areas we can make the most impact and from invaluable customer information. We understand what the key challenges are for our customers and have grouped these into five key themes. All applications need to meet at least one of the following themes:

  • Employment, education, skills and training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Community safety
  • Environment and regeneration
  • Financial inclusion

Who can apply?

If you're a customer who receives a service from us then you are eligible to apply. We also welcome interest from individuals and community groups in the areas where we have properties.

How much can you apply for?

The grant supports two types of application:

  • Small grants of between £100 - £1,000
  • Large grants of between £1,000 - £3,000

How to apply

If you're unsure whether your project or group is eligible for one of our Community Grants, or you think you'll need help to fill in the application form, please fill in our expression of interest form in the first instance.

Fill in our online Community Grant expression of interest form.

Or, if you've already filled in the expression of interest form or have spoken to a member of staff about your application, you can fill in our application form.

Fill in our online Community Grant application form

Important dates:

Wednesday 7 December 2016 - Community Grant Approval Panel meeting to discuss grants of more than £1,000.
Deadline for applications: 23 November 2016

Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Community Grant Approval Panel meeting to discuss grants of more than £1,000.
Deadline for applications: 15 February 2017

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