Community Grants Programme

Wealden District Council has three strands to its Community Grants Programme in this round for groups and organisations to benefit the people of the Wealden District. Editable pdf application forms for each can be downloaded below. Organisations may only apply to one strand of funding. There are no capital awards available in this round, although groups looking to make improvements to the fabric of a building or community space such as a playground or recreation ground may make contact for general advice.

A Recovery Fund is open until 24th October for Funding to be Spent by March 2022

A second round of Recovery grants is available to help any third sector organisation, which did not benefit from a Recovery grant in the last round. Groups can apply for between £500 and £3000, to be spent by the end of March 2022. Last year groups were supported with help towards equipment, measures to ensure safety, provision of alternative delivery methods, and help with utilities, rent and other expenditure which needed to be met when organisations were struggling with reduced income due to the pandemic. Expenditure for general activities to support communities was also provided. We are aiming to give decisions and start the procedure for releasing funding during December  01 – 2021 Recovery Guidance and Application Editable PDF

A Small Grants round is open until 30th November for activities between April 2022 and March 2023

Grants of between £500 – £3000 are available to third sector organisations which are planning activities in the next financial year (April 2022 – March 2023) to benefit Wealden residents. In the past a huge range of projects has been supported including sports clubs, arts activities, those supporting young people, older people and the disabled, for the health and well-being of residents  02 – 2022-2023 Small Grant Guidance and Application Editable PDF

Partnerships Service Level Agreements of 3 years are also available with a deadline of 30th November

Three year funding is also available to key organisations which support residents in multiple parishes to be spent between April 2022 and March 2025  03 – SLA Grants Application Form – 2022-2025 Editable PDF

Please read through all these guidance notes and the questions before you complete the application  03 – SLA Guidance Notes

Guidance and eligibility is given in the application forms, but organisations can contact Michelle Namurach, Partnerships and Funding Support Officer for advice and to answer any questions by emailing communitygrants@wealden.gov.uk or calling (01323) 443520