Community Grants Fund

The Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund is a small grants scheme (provided by the Council).

Neighbourhood Partnerships can award small grants of up to £5,000 (although this varies between Partnerships) to constituted groups for local community activity that supports the work of the Neighbourhood Partnerships and their Local Community Plans. Grants can be applied for throughout the year.

Applying for a Community Grant

Application Forms with details on where to submit, plus Funding Conditions are available below.   We would however recommend that you download the application form from your local Neighbourhood Partnership and at the same time check the priorities in the Local Community Plan.

Please note that any applications submitted electronically must be followed up by a paper copy of the form with original signatures, submitted to your local Neighbourhood Partnership Office.

NP Community Grants Fund Application Form (Word) (you can type and save changes on this version)

NP Community Grants Fund Guidance

Council Funding Conditions

Service Standards for Community Grants Funding  


Examples of successful projects

For a idea of what has already been funded  in each area you can look at the list of grants awarded by each Neighbourhood Partnership on their page of this website.    

Here are some examples from across the city:-

  • Improvements to a youth theatre's rehearsal space
  • film project for a scout group
  • new playground equipment
  • photography classes
  • outdoor education
  • dance, music , sports and theatre sessions
  • community festivals
  • community noticeboards
  • newsletters
  • kitchen improvements to community halls
  • multicultural family fun day
  • Hate Racism Events
  • cookery classes for isolated older men     

As you can see the Fund supports a wide range of projects across many themes.