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Community Project Grant scheme

Our 2023/24 Community Project Grant scheme is open again for new applications.

This scheme is open to properly constituted voluntary organisations or similar bodies in Uttlesford. 

You can apply for a grant from a minimum of £100 up to a maximum of £3,500.

How to apply

We have put together some guidance notes to help you.

You can apply for the Community Project Grant by using our online form.

Apply for a grant

The closing date for applications for the Community Project Grant scheme is midday on Monday 17 July 2023.

Who can apply

The grant is available to properly-constituted voluntary organisations or similar bodies in the Uttlesford district, such as:

  • village hall committees
  • community shops
  • town and parish councils
  • community associations
  • sports clubs
  • leisure and cultural groups
  • play and recreation clubs and groups

What you can apply for

We will consider grants to fund any of the following:

  • development of land for recreational purposes, including environmental improvements
  • buildings or facilities that are available for community use such as village halls, community centres or public conveniences
  • car parks and access roads to car parks directly associated with a community use building
  • music and theatre groups
  • children's play areas, including equipment and safety surfacing
  • improvement, refurbishment or extension to any of the facilities outlined above
  • essential equipment that contributes significantly to the aims and objectives of the project
  • training or a one-off staffing cost that contributes significantly to the development of the project or increases benefit to the community (wages and salaries cannot be paid)

Eligible projects must be completed after after 1 April 2023 and before 20 March 2024.


After you've applied

We'll contact you to tell you if your application has been successful or not.

If the scheme is oversubscribed applications from organisations in receipt of this grant in the last two years will be considered but will be given a lower priority than applications from organisations not having benefited during the last two years.


Contact Community Development

If you have any queries regarding your application, please contact Sue Hayden, Community Development Officer.