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 contact the Customer Engagement team on 01509 634955 or 01509 634679. Alternatively, you can email

Your feedback on events

We would love to hear feedback on events that you have run and the process. Please complete the online form below:

Community Initiatives Fund Feedback Form

Last updated: Mon 4th December, 2023 @ 11:41