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.
For more information what our Community Chest has funded in recent years, you can read our latest community chest report here:
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:
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Community Chest Application Details
Please read through the Community Chest application criteria found below and click the link below for an application form.
Please read through the Community Chest guidelines found below:
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Does your project or organisation need volunteers?? Our staff and residents may be able to help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.