Community Grants Fund Info

For 2017/2018 the Community Grant Fund has now closed and we are not accepting applications at this time.

The Neighbourhood Partnership Community Grants Fund is a small grants scheme provided by the Council. The Neighbourhood Partnership can award small grants to constituted groups for local community activity that supports the work of the Neighbourhood Partnership and its Local Community Plan


UPDATE - all of this year's fund has been allocated at You Decide! 2016 on May 14 at Portobello Town Hall- here is a list of the awards made .

In 2015-16 17 projects benefitted from the first You Decide! day to allow the community to vote for their favourite applications. This table shows the awards made then.

See the You Decide! page for information on the process.

More information on the Community Grants Fund can be found in the NP Community Grants Fund Criteria

Council Funding Conditions

Please note, allow as much time as possible for your application to be considered. The Neighbourhood Partnership meets 4 times each year, and reports for consideration require to be completed two weeks before each meeting.  Applications will need to be made at least two more weeks before then, ie  at least  four weeks before each meeting - earlier if possible.  

Previous awards 

In 2013-14 nineteen local projects benefitted from awards ranging from £250 to £4,000.  This table shows the awards for 2013-14.  


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