The new Charnwood Community Grant scheme is an amalgamation of the Community Development and Engagement grant,  Loughborough Community Engagement Grant and the Sport and Physical activity grants providing a more simplified single point for all applications.

The New Charnwood Community Grant for 2021/22 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.

If £5,000 is awarded in round 1 you will not be eligible to apply in round 2. Please note the average amount awarded is likely to be lower than this.

For further information, advice or assistance please contact Grants Administration.

Applying for community grants

Eligible applications are assessed against the criteria by our Cabinet for this grant scheme - our guidance notes explain the criteria. 

Please read the guidance notes in full before you complete the application form. Applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible rather than waiting until the deadline, this will give us more opportunity to ask for further information if we need it to make a proper assessment. 

Please click on the links below to make sure that you are using the latest version of our application form and have read the guidance notes. 

Charnwood Community Grants - Applicant Guidance Notes

A downloadable version of the applicant guidance notes is also available below:

2021/22 grant application deadlines and decision dates


Application deadline

Decision Date

Round 1

Midnight Monday May 3, 2021

Thursday July 1, 2021

Round 2

Midnight Friday September 10, 2021

Thursday November 18, 2021

Last updated: Fri 16th April, 2021 @ 15:44