The Community Grants Scheme is currently closed to applications. The website will be updated for 2017/18 shortly.
About the Grants
The Community Grants Scheme helps not-for-profit organisations or groups to improve facilities or provide services for the benefit of the local community.
Please click on the link below for further information about the scheme and guidance notes to assist with completing an application.
About the Grants
We can provide advice on which grant is most suitable for your group or organisation’s needs.
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.
How to apply for a grant
An application form for each of the grants can be found below:-
Youth Grant - please note that there is no further youth grant funding for the remainder of this financial year.
Staying Healthy Grant - please note that there is only a limited amount of this funding remaining. Once this money has been allocated there will be no further staying healthy funding available in the future.
Please email email@example.com or contact Beth Harriman on 0116 272 7718 to obtain an application form or for further advice about the scheme and your eligibility.
Deadline for applications 2016-2017:
25th November 2016
24th February 2017
Arts for Health
St Helens, Sharnford
The Carers Centre
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
For a range of grant information visit:
Leicestershire County Council Community Grants
Your Shire Community Grant
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.
What's Available through Leicestershire Cares
Community Action Partnership
Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts