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Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund 2019-20

This fund is now closed. The next fund will launch in May 2020.

In Warwick District, you may apply for the Warwick District Community Forum Grant Fund. The deadline for this is 5pm on Monday 20 January 2020.

Guidance notes

The Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund is aimed at community and voluntary organisations. It provides each of our 57 Councillors with a pot of £6,000 to support small-scale projects within their division that support the following outcomes:

  • Warwickshire’s communities and individuals are supported to be safe, healthy and independent
  • Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure

All applications should aim to build community solutions to local issues and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Warwickshire. In particular, applications which address one or more of the following priority categories will be favoured:

  • improve community assets and their sustainability
  • improve access to services
  • improve financial capability
  • reduce loneliness and isolation
  • improve health and wellbeing

2019 is the year of Health and Wellbeing across Coventry and Warwickshire. Click on the link below to find out more:

Who can apply?

  • Constituted ‘not-for-profit’ community organisations in Warwickshire
  • Non-constituted or new ‘not-for-profit’ groups working in Warwickshire that can be supported by a mainstream service or community group willing to administer the funds through an organisational bank account
  • Warwickshire Town and Parish Councils
  • Schools, if applying as a PTA or ‘Friends of’ group

Who cannot apply?

  • Groups or organisations that have failed to meet the conditions of previous award agreements from Warwickshire County Council’s Community Safety and Locality Working Service
  • Party Political groups
  • Individuals
  • It is unlikely that applications from statutory organisations will be supported, with the exception of applications from town and parish councils

What will not be funded by the grant fund?

  • Projects that promote religious or party political beliefs
  • Projects for personal profit
  • Costs relating to items purchased or work already carried out before the grant has been awarded
  • Loans or debt repayments
  • Activities that are part of statutory obligations
  • Running costs of an established group or activities which are that group’s main service
  • Existing contractual arrangements with WCC

All projects must follow national legislation, guidance and good practice in relation to equality and diversity, health and safety, and safeguarding.