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COMMUNITY GRANTS SCHEME

PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN NOW APPLY ONLINE

Blaby District Community Grants Scheme supports the voluntary and community sector to develop and strengthen community facilities and activities.  We are working in association with Westleigh Partnerships, Everyone Active & Blaby District Youth Council to expand the offer to our communities.

The Community Grants Scheme was reviewed by Cabinet Members at the Cabinet Executive on Monday 8th May 2017, this has resulted in changes to some of the criteria and processes from 1st June 2017.

Please check that you are still eligible to apply if applying after this date.

 HOW TO APPLY

An online application form for each of the grants can be found below. 

If you have applied to the grants scheme before then we will not necessarily require all of the additional paperwork so please check before sending anything in.

Application forms are also available to download below: -

Capital & Revenue

Capital Grant

Revenue Grant

Please click on the link below for further information about the scheme and guidance notes to assist with completing an application. 

Capital & Revenue Guidance

Youth

Youth Grant

Please click on the link below for further information about the scheme and guidance notes to assist with completing an application. 

Youth Grant Guidance

Everyone Active

Everyone Active

Please click on the link below for further information about the scheme and guidance notes to assist with completing an application. 

Everyone Active Guidance

Please email beth.colbert@blaby.gov.uk or contact Beth Colbert on 0116 272 7718 to obtain an application form or for further advice about the scheme and your eligibility.

Applications are usually unsuccessful if they: -

  • Do not fit with our strategic priorities

  • Don’t demonstrate that they will complement and work with existing projects without duplication.

  • Don’t show that they will be sustainable in the long-term, or the project is likely to become dependent on BDC for funding

  • Are too expensive with little or no collateral.

  • Don’t convince the committee of the need for the project

  • Don’t show how the wider town community will benefit, or don’t include enough of the local community

  • The organisation has received significant funding from BDC over many years.

  • Appear to have poor governance or internal control.

  • Are too risky.

  • Have a high level of reserves without a good reason. 

 Deadline for applications 2017-18

31st August 2017

23rd November 2017

23rd February 2018

Please note that complying with periodic checks and visits, in addition to completing and returning a monitoring form at the end of the project is a condition of any grant awarded from us.

This includes providing copies of invoices showing the expenditure on the project, as well as any evidence of the intended outcomes being achieved.

The Council may ask for the grant to be repaid if these conditions are not met.

Case Studies

Arts for Health

Braunstone Foodshare

Springbridge Carriage

St Helens, Sharnford

The Carers Centre

Reality Youth

Company at Christmas

Grants Awarded 2016-2017

2016/17 - Quarter 1 - Grants Awarded

2016/17 Quarter 2 - Grants Awarded

2016/17 Quarter 3 - Grants Awarded

2016/17 Quarter 4 - Grants Awarded

Grants Panel Information

Terms of Reference

Useful contacts:

For a range of grant information visit:

Leicestershire County Council Community Grants

The Council’s new Shire Community Grant programme for 2017-18 is now open for applications.

The programme will enable voluntary and community sector organisations (including social enterprises and Town/Parish Councils) to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershire.

Eligible organisations will be able to access grants of up to £10,000 and/or smaller grants of up to £3,000 for community based projects and activities that are focused on supporting vulnerable/disadvantaged people and communities.

The Leicestershire Funding Toolkit has been designed to provide easily accessible on-line advice to voluntary organisations on searching for funds and on the completion of application forms.
Leicestershire Funding Toolkit

Voluntary Action Leicestershire provides free funding advice to community and voluntary groups in the county and has a group helpline for information and support on 0116 257 5050.
Voluntary Action Leicestershire

For sport groups, funding advice is available from Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport’s website or from their Funding Advice Officer on 01509 564858.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

There are a number of different sources of funding available for Sports Clubs and Groups, Talented Sporting Individuals, Coaches and Facility improvement projects.
Blaby Local Sports Alliance

Your Parish or Town Council may also be able to help with funding local projects.
Find details of your Parish or Town Council

Leicestershire Cares is a charity which brings together businesses and the community for the benefit of both.  We have a wide range of programmes of support for voluntary and community groups across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Leicestershire Cares

Community Action Partnership 

Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts

Contact

Partnerships and Community Development 
Blaby District Council 
Council Offices 
Desford Road 
Narborough 
Leicester 
LE19 2EP
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Last updated: 21 August 2017

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