How to apply

The first step for the grant seeker is to contact their Councillor to discuss their project or service. Some wards have two or more Councillors and the grant seeker should contact all of them for their support. If the project or service benefits people from more than one ward, the grant seeker should also contact the relevant Councillors for those wards.

The grant seeker is not required to wait for a response from their Councillor(s) prior to the submission of the application. The application form is available to for completion online on our website or by emailing

To apply online:

Apply for a Community Councillor Grant

The application form will ask for:

  • Contact details for the applicant
  • Details of the Organisation’s overall aims
  • Financial information including Bank Account details
  • Details of the project or service that requires funding
  • Details of the project costs, and how much grant funding you are seeking
  • If you are working in partnership with another organisation or group on the project
  • Your agreement for your data to be used for the Council to engage or consult with in relation to any future projects or changes in its services which are relevant to your group or organisation

The applicant will also be expected to provide:

  • A quote or similar evidence of the cost of the project
  • The organisation’s latest set of annual accounts
  • The organisation’s Constitution, Standing Orders or similar
  • The organisation’s Safeguarding Policy if the project or service involves children or vulnerable adults

If you have any queries, or require the application in a different format, please contact the Grants Team on 01271 388253 or email