Nottinghamshire Local Communities Fund - Capital

Posted: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 13:54

Nottinghamshire Local Communities Fund - Capital

Nottinghamshire County Council's recovery plan for helping to address the impact of the pandemic provides opportunities to invest in the VCS to help support the delivery of Council Priorities. These priorities, (currently being consulted on), are: healthy and thriving people and communities, a greener Nottinghamshire future and a prosperous and growing economy.

A new discretionary grant funding scheme, The Local Communities Fund, is the successor to the Local Improvement Scheme. The Local Communities Fund consists of a Revenue Programme (split into two parts: 'Small Grants' and 'Large Grants'), a Capital Programme and a Talented Athletes Programme.

Eligible organisations can apply for one-off Capital grants up to a maximum of £20,000 per organisation in any funding year.

Applications for Capital funding should have in place at least 50% match funding and should show how the proposed project:

  • Helps to address local priorities, e.g. improving access to new or existing services such as sports and leisure, protecting the environment, reducing loneliness, improving physical and mental health
  • Improves local places and spaces that are important to communities
  • Brings people together and involves them in the design and implementation
  • Helps to address climate and environmental change and/or minimises any negative impact on the environment.

There is a 2-stage application process for Capital projects and organisations are welcome to apply throughout the year.

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