Community Chest

The Community Chest makes small grants to fund community projects.

It is open both to our customers and other organisations working in our areas. The Community Chest was launched back in 2007, and since then, we’re proud to have supported a wide range of projects contributing to the growth and development of our communities.

Bids must be for projects that come under one of the following themes:

  • Building Neighbourhoods – health, education, training, crime prevention,environmental issues and supporting access to leisure activities
  • Celebrating Heritage and Culture – Community arts, community festivals, and heritage projects which contribute towards place shaping
  • Working for Community Change – worklessness, volunteering projects, community enterprises , promoting diversity integration, increasing participation and skills, financial inclusion and anti poverty projects

Grants of up to £5,000 are available, although most grants are smaller sums, up to £1,000. Please note, due to the volume of applications we are unlikely to fund many £5000 bids. You are more likely to be successful with smaller grants.

The Community Chest Panel meets four times a year to make decisions on applications.  We will be holding four panel meetings throughout the 2016/17 financial year and require applications one month before the following dates:

Application Deadline Decision Date
4th September 2017 4th October 2017
17th December 2017 17th January 2018

Application process

Please read through the Community Chest application criteria found below:

Please read through the Community Chest guidelines found below:

Complete an application form found below:

If you have any questions, please email

Does your project or organisation need volunteers?? Our staff and residents may be able to help. Please email

Funded Projects 2016 – 2017

Here are our funded projects from 2016 - 2017:

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Funded Projects 2015 – 2016

Here are our funded projects from 2015-2016:

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Funded Projects 2014 – 2015

Here are some of the funded projects from 2014 - 2015

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Funded Projects 2013 – 2014

Here are our funded projects from 2013-2014:

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