Community Development Fund
Grants are available to organisations and individuals that are located in the district or associated with the district. A wide range of projects may be eligible for assistance.
1. - Community Facilities - village halls, community centres
- Sports and Arts Facilities - playing fields, club houses, studio/workshop
- Voluntary Organisations - purchase of equipment, works to buildings
2. Play - bark safety surfacing and fencing of playgrounds
3. Environmental Enhancement - protection and conservation of the environment
4. Article 4 (2) Buildings - works to article 4 (2) buildings in conservation areas
1. Increasing Participation in Sports and Arts - purchase new equipment, arts events, venue hire
2. - Talented Performers - training costs, equipment, travelling costs
- Arts Tutor/Sports Coach Education - achieve higher qualifications awarded through nationally recognised bodies
3. Voluntary Organisations - day to day running costs, salaries, etc.
Who can apply?
Your Groups/Organisation will need to have a constitution, bank account, audited accounts and a development plan.
You will have to demonstrate how your proposal will support the achievement of the Council's priorities.
Amount of grant available
Capital projects are eligible for grants up to a maximum of 35%, however grants for major projects costing over £20,000 are typically between 10-20%.
Revenue grants may be available for up to 35% of the costs.
Talented Performer Grants of up to £100 may be available to support young people who are exceptionally talented in Sport or Art.
Tutor/Coach Education grants for individuals working in the Community may be available for us to 35% of training costs up to a maximum of £200.
Please note: under no circumstances will South Northamptonshire Council fund the whole cost of an activity. Capital and Revenue Grant Application forms will need to demonstrate that funding has been obtained from other sources.
What cannot be funded
- Activities promoting religious of political beliefs
- Capital improvements to places of worship unless other community facilities are provided
- Capital projects within schools or hospitals
- Projects involving other authorities e.g Highways
- Projects outside the South Northamptonshire district
- Organisations which aim to distribute a profit
- Projects cannot be funded retrospectively
- Charitable Donations and Fundraising Activity
How is the application to be assessed?
Applications are considered by various panels determined by the amount of grant applied for -
- Applications under £1,000 will be decided by Council Officers operating under delegation. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis commencing May 2013.
- Applications over £1,000 will be decided by a Grants Panel which meets at least twice a year.
- Applicants for applications over £20,000 may have to be decided by the Council's Cabinet following recommendation by the Grants Panel. Cabinet meets on a monthly basis.
What to do now
If you have identified a scheme which you think may be eligible for grant aid support, please click on the related page section for more information.