The Community Grants Fund aims to provide Voluntary and Community Groups with a flexible funding opportunity to support the delivery of projects and activities that benefit the local community and help to deliver the objectives set out in the St Albans City & District Inclusion Strategy.
Everything you need to know about applying for Community Grants Fund can be found in this document or links provided.
Community Grants Fund 2019-20 is a total of £55,000. Groups can apply for grants over £500 and under £5000.
There are 2 rounds this year for Community Grants Fund.
1st round took place in May 2019. £35,143 was allocated in this round.
2nd round- November 2019. This second date was arranged for newer groups still formulating ideas and who would benefit from more time set up and get advice on their application or for groups for whom May timings were not suitable either in terms of project or cultural/faith calendars etc. The remainder of the fund will be allocated in this round. The amount to be allocated in this round is £19,857.00.
For both rounds, applications are considered on how well they meet St Albans City and District Council priorities. The council will aim to fund a spread of projects to ensure that all the priorities are being met. For 2nd round, we particularly encourage applications for projects meeting the needs of BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic), Older residents and those living in target wards of Sopwell, Cunningham, Batchwood, London Colney and Redbourn.
Groups who were not successful in the 1st round can resubmit an application however it is strongly advised that they seek feedback and advice before doing so. Applications must show considerable development in order to be considered. Groups who are successful in 1st round will not be eligible to apply for the 2nd round.
Organisations may submit more than one application for different projects but please note a group will only be awarded a maximum of 1 Community Grant per year.