The community grants scheme is currently closed for applications.

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 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.

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.

Priority will be given to requests from eligible voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver community-based projects and activities that are specifically focused on improving the lives, health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Charnwood. Requests to mitigate the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on VCS organisations and those they support will be of particular interest.

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. 

Charnwood Community Grants - Applicant Guidance Notes

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 use the online form below to make an application. Guidance on how to complete the application form can also be found below:

Apply for a Charnwood Community Grant

Application Form Guidance - Charnwood Community Grant

2023/24 grant application deadlines and decision dates


Application deadline

Decision Date

Round 1

5pm, Friday May 12, 2023

Thursday July 13, 2023

Round 2

5pm, Friday September 15, 2023

Thursday November 16, 2023

Last updated: Wed 1st November, 2023 @ 11:10