Grants for community projects

Community Projects fund

Capital grants for village and community halls and other community facilities such as children's play areas.

Grants will be awarded between £1,000 and £10,000, up to 25% of a project's total cost. Applicants are expected to raise the remainder from other sources, including at least a 10% contribution from the local area, and to work closely with their local district councillor(s).

For further information please see the criteria for applicants below. After reading the criteria, if you believe your project could be eligible, please contact us using the details below to discuss what information we will require (this could be quotes for building work/supplies, planning permission, evidence of contributions from other parties, etc. and will differ on a project by project basis.)

Community Activity Support Grant

‘To support community groups wishing to develop community-based projects in Cotswold District which contribute to the quality of community life.’  

This is a new grant scheme for 2019-20, designed to support community groups wishing to develop community-based projects in Cotswold District which contribute to the quality of community life.

Funding is locally focussed with each single member ward having an allocation of £2,500 available, and dual member wards - Campden-Vale and Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South - having £5000 available. The scheme can support a wide range of activity, so long as it is promoted by a not for private profit organisation, and benefits local people. Activity is not limited to one age group.

An application form must be completed.

There will be 3 deadlines during the year:

  • 19th June 2019 - NOW EXTENDED TO 1st JULY
  • 14th October 2019
  • 13th January 2020.

All applications must arrive at the Cotswold District Council offices by 12 noon on the deadline.

Defibrillator grant

Grants are available towards the community purchase of defibrillators, up to a maximum grant of £625. Applications can be submitted at any time.  Please contact your ward member for further details.

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

For details of the grants made to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in 2016/17 please click the relevant links below:

Other grants

To find out about other funding opportunities, visit Funding Central, a free-to-use grant search tool.

The Cotswold Conservation Board, which is the management body for the Cotswold AONB, also manages a fund which may be of interest.  Further details are available from their website:

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