Funding for Charnwood community organisations up for grabs

Published: Wed 28th April, 2021

Community groups and voluntary organisations in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for grant funding in 2021.

The borough council has launched the latest round of its Charnwood Community Grants scheme which helps local organisations, charities, and community-led projects access funding support.  

People can also apply to their local councillor for support through the Members Grant scheme.

Julie Robinson, the Council’s head of neighbourhood services said: “There is an excellent variety of voluntary and community groups, organisations and charities in the borough which have been severely impacted during the pandemic.

“As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, we hope our grant schemes will help them continue to deliver a range of activities and services in our communities.

“We’ve launched Charnwood Community Grants, a combination of three previous schemes to provide a single point for applications and will ensure the funding benefits as many eligible groups and organisations as possible.

“I would urge those interested in applying this year to read the information and guidance available and to get in touch with our team if they need any further help with applying.”

Applications for all three grant schemes are now open.

The different grants are open to properly constituted community and voluntary groups for activities not conducted for profit (retrospective applications are not eligible). The grants include:

Charnwood Community Grant – Round 1 deadline May 3, 2021
These grants can provide up to £5,000 for organisations currently running projects with community benefit in Charnwood, including organisational running costs (for up to one year), environmental projects and one-off contributions for equipment costs.

The maximum amount of grant that can be applied for in one year is £5,000. Applications can be made in both rounds to a maximum combined total of £5,000.

Community Facilities Grant – Round 1 deadline May 3, 2021
The community facilities grants scheme can award funding of up to £20,000, to a maximum of 50% of the cost of a project which assists with the renovation, improvement and provision of community buildings, including fitting out and provision of facilities for people with disabilities  

Member Grants – Applications close on February 28, 2022
These grants give each borough councillor the opportunity to award up to £500 to projects which bring benefits to their ward each year. 

Application forms and more information is available at:, email: or call 01509 634730.