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Community Grant Funding

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We recognise the important role that community groups play in making North Lincolnshire an excellent place to work, live and play.  We also wish to support talented individuals to become the very best that they can in their chosen activity.  In return, recipients of grant funding will be required to contribute to key priorities for the area.

We will expect groups, where appropriate, to show that their projects will keep people safe and well, enable communities to flourish and promote growth in the economy.

Applicant organisations must have policies which address all statutory responsibilities including health and safety, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and equality and diversity, which meet recognised standards of good practice. Read our draft child protection policy for more information.

Grant awards are approved by the Deputy Leader of the council.

Full details of the grant scheme are available in our Community Grant Fund Guidance Notes [PDF, 563Kb]

  • Community grants

This fund will support the following organisations if they are non profit making and have social aims:

  • Junior and youth groups (registered with North Lincolnshire Council)
  • Charitable bodies
  • Trusts
  • Co-operatives
  • Industrial and provident societies
  • Not for profit constituted organisations
  • Town and parish councils

Applications from new groups are welcomed.

  • Individual grants

You can apply for an individual grant if you are a resident in North Lincolnshire and are able to demonstrate excellence in sport, art or culture.  This should be supported by independent evidence, for example selection to a recognised governing body, national sports squad, working with professional artists, practitioner in a residence, mentoring or master class setting.

  • Registered youth organisations

Registered youth organisations who have already submitted a constitution and safeguarding or child protection documents do not need to re-submit these with applications for financial support, unless they have changed or been reviewed since registering with North Lincolnshire Council.

If you are a youth organisation and have not registered with North Lincolnshire Council you can complete the application form [DOC, 116Kb] and read the guidance notes [PDF, 563Kb] or please contact the Grant Team on the above telephone number or email.

  • Request and application form

To request an application form, or if we can be of any assistance to you in completing your application, or if you need support in producing your organisations policies, please contact the Grant Team on 01724 297257 or email communitygrants@northlincs.gov.uk.  Please note we will not normally consider applications for support with the cost of staffing, or applications for retrospective costs.

Decisions for revenue grant applications received from 1 January 2020 will now be taken after 1 April 2020.

We recognise the importance of local groups and organisations in delivering on priorities in local communities, which in turn help to make North Lincolnshire the best place for our residents. The council is supporting communities to take action to make environmental improvements.

£150,000 has been made available in our new Enhancing our Environment Fund.

The fund will support organisations if they are non profit making and have social aims to implement a wide range of environmental improvements that will contribute to the council’s outcomes.

The fund may be used to support activity that delivers environmental improvements. Currently the Enhancing our Environment Fund will receive applications for the following five categories of environmental improvements:

  1. Rainwater harvesting
  2. Community Orchards and Tree Planting
  3. ‘Clean Energy’ carbon saving technologies on Community Buildings
  4. Community Composting
  5. Sustainable travel planning for communities.

Applicant organisations must have policies which address all statutory responsibilities including health and safety, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and equality and diversity, which meet recognised standards of good practice.

Grant awards are approved by the Deputy Leader of the council.

The maximum grant awarded will be up to 90% of the project cost up to a maximum of £15,000. Grant aid will be based on the estimated net cost of the work involved. Any VAT payments will only be covered by grant aid if they are non-reclaimable.

The applicant group will normally be expected to contribute a minimum of 10% or £5,000, whichever is the lesser, towards the cost of the project.

If we can be of any assistance to you in completing your application, or if you need support in producing your organisations policies, please contact the Grants Team on 01724 297257 or email communitygrants@northlincs.gov.uk