Community Small Grants Fund

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What is the Community Small Grants Fund? 

The Rastrick Big Local Community Small Grants Fund is a grant fund to support ideas and projects aimed at improving the Rastrick area.

The funding scheme is open to groups and organisations, whose applications will directly benefit people living in Rastrick.

We like to support innovative and creative projects which will make a real difference to our community. Before applying please read our GUIDANCE NOTES.   Click here to view: Community Fund guidance Notes June 2016

Successful applications need to clearly demonstrate how they will meet at least one of the priorities set out in the guidelines.

How to apply: Email: Mags Bryson, Neighbourhood Coordinator on or by telephone: 01422 288017

Note: Please read carefully before you sign and submit your application.  Click here to download the  application form: Community fund application form December 2016

You must be a constituted and or a formally organised group/organisation – please attach a signed copy of your constitution and or rules with your application. If you are unsure get in touch.

If your group/organisation is chosen to go forward you will be required :

  • To attend an Applicants Presentation Event with other applicants where a panel will decide which projects to support.
  • To enter into a contract agreement to ensure that funds awarded to your group/organisation go towards the delivery of the project that is approved

Who can apply?

Any group or organisation that operates and or delivers projects within Rastrick and can meet the following :

  • The group is constituted and or has agreed terms of reference
  • They have a bank account and or can work with another group/organisation for example, a school, church, etc.
  • Can demonstrate compliance with statutory requirements e.g. Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) for work with children etc.
  • If the group or organisation is based outside of Rastrick, they will have to provide evidence of work in the area. 


Projects must meet at least one of the priorities and aim to make a real difference to the group/organisation and or the wider community.

People Activities / projects which bring people together from different backgrounds, ages, neighbourhoods in Rastrick  
Places Improving the culture, environment and safety within Rastrick  
Training Activities / projects which help  develop peoples skills and experience  

Where can a project be delivered?

Projects must be delivered within the Rastrick Big Local area.

When must projects be delivered?

All projects must be completed by an agreed deadline.

How much can each group/organisation apply for?

Project applications are invited from £100 to £1500 maximum, however we want to enable as many groups and organisations as possible to apply and have an opportunity for their ideas and projects to be supported, so get in touch and we will consider your ideas or projects.

What we will not fund:

  • Organisations or activities that support a political party or political policies.
  • Activities which promote religious beliefs (please note that religious institutions can apply for funding, but not for religious activities).
  • To meet debts or liabilities
  • Funding in retrospective i.e. when the activity has taken place, before funding has been awarded
  • Statutory functions of public organisations eg, Local Authority, Police etc. (Note that work with the community may be considered).
  • Individuals: funding is only available to groups , however new groups /projects without a group bank account, can request another established group to hold the funds on their behalf
  • Groups/businesses with significant reserves


If you have any questions about the information and or need any support to develop your project get in touch with Mags Bryson Neighbourhood Coordinator  01422 288017.

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