Wealden District Council

Community Grants Programme

Wealden District Council's Community Grants Programme is now open for Applications until 30th November 2017

Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations can download an Application form (editable pdf) and Guidance Notes below (NB: You MUST read the Guidance Notes before filling in an application form):

Small Grant Guidance Notes.doc

Small Grants Application Form.pdf


Capital Grant Guidance Notes.doc

Capital Grants Application Form.pdf


SLA Grant Guidance Notes.doc

SLA Grants Application Form.pdf


If you require a hard copy of the application form to be sent to you, please contact Michelle Gray using the contact details below.


The Small Grant Scheme is for grants between £500 - £3000.

The Capital Scheme is for grants between £1000 - £10,000.

Service Level Agreements are available for funding of up to 3 years

The match funding required for projects can now be entirely "in-kind" such as volunteer time, member contributions etc.

Details of the projects we funded last year can be found on this page: www.wealden.gov.uk/communitygrantsawarded

A limited number of 40 minute pre-application advice sessions, for groups which have not had one before, will take place during office hours on the following dates -

  • Willingdon - Thursday 5th October (am)
  • Crowborough - Mon 9th October (am) and Fri 20th October (pm)
  • Hailsham - Friday 13th October (am) and Tuesday 31st October (pm)
  • Wadhurst - Thursday 2nd November (am) (NB: Disabled access is through the main hall)

Sessions must be booked in advance and are to directly discuss a drafted application for your organisation. Please contact Michelle Gray on (01323) 443520 or email communitygrants@wealden.gov.uk

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions and can submit your application so that it reaches the Partnership and Funding Support officer by 15th November, we will do our best to give you some feedback before the closing date so that you can strengthen your application. (Please note that this does not guarantee success).

Please also use these contact details if you have any other questions.

Funds must be spent within the financial year April 2018-March 2019 for capital and small grants, and April 2018 - March 2021 for SLAs. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 30th November 2017.

Contact the Community Grants Team