Application window for community project funding is now open

Community Advice and Support
12:54, Friday, 1st April 2022

Community groups in North Lincolnshire are being urged to apply for up to £30,000 of funding to help turn their project dreams into reality.

The Sustainable Development Fund, founded by SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), is open for applications until 22 May 2022.

The SDF is aimed at community focused or charitable activities with projects that can achieve a significant impact in local communities.

The funding aims to:

• Create opportunities for education and employment through activities that develop skills and improve an individual’s chance of entering the workplace.
• Empower communities to become more resilient and protect vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long-term social, environmental, or economic improvements.
• Make sustainable places by stimulating meaningful regeneration to improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity, or heritage and make a lasting difference to the places people live, work and visit.

Groups can apply for funding from £10,000 up to a maximum of £30,000. A minimum of 10 per cent contribution must be made to support applications.

Previous successful applications include Wilderspin National School Museum and Joseph Wright Hall in Barton who received £16,300 to upgrade their electrics to meet latest energy efficiency guidelines.

You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your organisation must have a constitution and be set up on a not-for-profit basis.

More information is available on the community funding and grants page on our website.