Community funding


Ward budget scheme

Each of your 30 Councillors have a 'ward budget' of up to £3,000 to help community projects

The Member Ward Budget scheme is open until February 2020

Who can apply

Community groups in the district or with a connection to the area can apply for the ward budget. These include:

  • Town and parish councils with a community tax of less than £21,000 a year
  • Community interest companies
  • Charitable incorporated organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Community and voluntary groups with a governing document
  • Other organisations working for the benefit of the local community

Before you start

  • You will need evidence, such as quotes, for the project costs the grant will pay for
  • Have bank account details to hand (the bank account must be in the name of the person applying)

pdf icon Apply for the Ward Budget Scheme [142kb]

word icon Apply for the Ward Budget Scheme using a word document [125kb]

What happens next

  • Your Ward Member will review your application
  • They will send you an email you to let you know how much they will give to your project

Find out who received funding

Download the document below to see which groups received ward budget funding.

pdf icon Member Ward Budget grants awarded 2018-19 [22kb]