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Grants available for community groups in Blaby District

077-commbus-project-community-transport-in-blaby-districtCommunity groups or organisations providing services in Blaby District, may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Council.

There are three types of grant available to help develop or improve services for local people – Capital Grants up to £5000, Revenue Grants up to £750, and Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

Each grant is designed to help with different costs such as building works, equipment purchase, venue or transport costs or one-off special events. We can provide advice on which grant is most suitable for your group or organisation’s needs.

The last round of grants awarded a total of £29,382 and successful applicants included Coping with Cancer, St Andrews Church & The Foxes Archery Club.

Applications for community grants are accepted three times a year and the next deadline is Friday 29th May 2015, 12.30pm.

Groups that have received a grant within the last two years are not eligible to apply and priority will be given to groups who are new to apply and focus on the Council’s key objectives of Economy & Skills, Health & Wellbeing & Homes & Communities

For more information and to request an application pack, please contact the Grants Co-ordinator at bmh@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7718. Details of the grants programmes can also be found at www.blaby.gov.uk

Grants available for community groups

077-commbus-project-community-transport-in-blaby-districtCommunity groups or organisations providing services in Blaby district may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Council.

There are three types of grant available to help develop or improve services for local people – Capital Grants up to £5000, Revenue Grants up to £500, and Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

Each grant is designed to help with different costs such as building works, equipment purchase, venue or transport costs or one-off special events. We can provide advice on which grant is most suitable for your group or organisation’s needs.

Successful applicants from the last round of grants included Blaby & Glen Parva Community Service, Whetstone Drama Group, Stoney Stanton Evergreens, Sapcote Heritage Group and Huncote Parish Council.

Cllr David Freer, portfolio holder for Partnerships and Corporate Service at Blaby District Council, said:

“It’s a pleasure being involved in the grants scheme and hearing about the difference community groups and organisations can make in our local communities.

“Times are challenging for public services so it’s particularly important that we continue to support the vital work of our voluntary and community sector wherever possible. Even relatively small amounts of money can make a huge difference in improving the quality of life for our residents, particularly the most vulnerable.”

The deadline for the next round of grants is Friday 28 November 2014.

To receive an application pack or for advice about the eligibility criteria or completing your application, contact Jenny Bown at Community Action Partnership on 0116 2727669 or emailjenny@communityap.org.uk

Community Groups in Blaby District Helped by Council Grants

A new round of funding is available for community groups in Blaby District wanting to expand or develop their activities. 

If your group is based in Blaby district, and benefits people in the district, you may be eligible to apply for a Blaby District Council community grant.  Community Action Partnership administers the grants programme on behalf of the District Council and three schemes are now available:

  • Revenue grants up to £500;
  •  Capital grants up to £5000;
  •  Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

The grant programme aims to support a wide range of community groups. Last quarter, 14 groups shared £19,855.00 in funding. Grants were given for a variety of projects including refurbishing basketball courts; a tree-house project; kurling equipment and a pilot scheme to show the health benefits of horse-riding.

Priority is given to groups that have not been awarded a grant within the last three years and that focus on the District Council’s key objectives of Children & Young People, The Environment, Safety, strength & health of the community and deliver Valued Public Services within the community.

Applications for the community grants are accepted quarterly and the next deadline is 24th February 2012. There is still over £30,000 available in grants for this final quarter.

For more information, or to request an application pack, please contact the Community Support Organiser at Community Action on 0116 2727669 or email community@cabd.org.uk  You can also learn more by attending a grants drop-in at The Pavilion in Huncote on Tuesday 7th February between 7:00 and 8:30pm, or Braunstone Civic Centre on Friday 10th February between 2pm and 4pm. No appointment necessary.