This fund is open to tenants for financial help towards the cost of arranging an event, activity or initiative in your local community. 

You can apply for up to £250 towards the cost of a one-day event and up to £500 towards the cost of a longer term initiative.

Decisions on awarding funds

The Customer Engagement team at Charnwood Borough Council will determine the award of funds based on whether your application meets the following criteria:

  • Funds will only be paid to a group who have a formal committee
  • The agreed amount has to be paid into a club or group committee account      
  • The event/activity is for the benefit of the community and the application must evidence this
  • The event/activity is not for any political purposes
  • The event/activity is to promote community cohesion
  • Applications should be submitted at least eight weeks before the date of the proposed event/activity
  • A decision will be made within ten working days after receipt of the application
  • The council must receive feedback on the event, including number of people attending and the outcomes etc.
  • Permission for the council to publicise events in the media
  • Each group can only receive funds a maximum of three times each financial year

How can I get involved?

Please apply via the online form below:

Community Initiatives Fund application form

Alternatively you can complete and return the application below:

Please post the completed form to:

Customer Engagement Team
Council Offices
Southfield Road
LE11 2TX                   

If you have any questions, please call 01509 634955 or email

Last updated: Thu 2nd June, 2022 @ 12:12