Community Resilience Grant

This grant fund aims to support the resilience of community facilities, such as community and village halls, village shops, and other sites which provide a range of services to their local communities.

Priority will be given to facilities where:

  • Limited other community infrastructure exists.
  • Support will demonstrably help to improve the resilience of a facility, either through reduced bills or increased revenue.
  • Facilities will be able to provide additional services to their communities, which are not provided by other local organisations, where a demonstrable need can be shown.

Eligible Organisations

Organisations which operate community facilities will be eligible to apply for a grant.

This project will support:

  • Social enterprises and CICs
  • Charitable Organisations
  • Town/Parish Councils

Organisations that do not meet the above eligibility criteria cannot apply. Organisations may be asked for proof of being registered to pay tax in the UK before any grant can be approved.

Due to the limited funding available, this grant will not be able to support activities relating to the development or expansion of sports facilities, public toilets, or car parks.

How to Apply

Business support organisations, including Libraries Unlimited and Business Information Point, will also be able to make applications on behalf of organisations they are supporting.

The application form will require the following information:

  • Details about the organisation
  • A summary of the project proposal, in less than 200 words describing the project, how it will strengthen the role of the facility within its community and how it will meet a local need.
  • Which organisation will be delivering the project for your business, and how they were selected?
  • Total project costs
  • Amount of award requested from the Community Resilience Grant Programme
  • Any measurable outputs / outcomes the project will deliver.
  • A recent (last 3 months) bank statement showing active business transactions.

Proposals should focus on:

  • What the project is, try to explain your project in simple language.
    • Include details about what the money will be spent on, and what this will add to the community facility.
  • How does the project fit the grant criteria?

Project proposals will be required to provide at least 50% of their total project costs as match funding for the programme.

Projects will be scored by a panel, against several criteria. These will include value for money, demonstrating need within the community and economic benefit.

Please note, the application form cannot be saved once started!

Please ensure you have all details, including a recent bank statement, ready before applying

Apply for a Community Resilience Grant

Grant Documentation