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Community Grants

Melton Borough Council has been awarded £135,000 through the Rural England Prosperity Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

There is no minimum grant amount for this scheme. 

The maximum grant available for each project is £20,000. In exceptional circumstances, a higher grant award may be considered, at the discretion of the grant approval panel. 

Our community grants scheme has closed to new applications. We are now in a period of application evaluation and assessment. If you have applied for this fund, the Communities Team may contact you for further clarifications. Please regularly check your inbox for notifications.

Criteria and Eligibility 

Who could apply?

To be eligible to apply for a grant through this scheme applicants must be charities, community interest companies, social enterprises, local authorities, parish councils and constituted community and voluntary groups.  

Applications from private sector companies will also be considered, where the project can demonstrate a considerable community benefit.  

The organisation or project must carry out community focussed activities which benefit the Melton Borough. 

The Funding cannot support projects that have received funding from other Defra schemes. 

  • the farming in protected landscapes programme 
  • the farming investment fund 
  • the platinum jubilee hall improvement grant fund 

What could be applied for?

Funding must be capital and for community purposes, no revenue allocations such as running costs or promotional activities can be funded and cannot fund domestic property improvement or for private vehicles.

 

The Council is focussing on the following priorities through this grant fund:

  • Capital grant funding for creation and improvements to local rural green spaces
  • Capital grant funding for impactful volunteering and social action projects to develop social and human capital in local places 

Please refer to the Guidance Note in the download panel below for the types of projects eligible. 

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they can achieve one or more of the outputs shown below:  

  • Improved perception of facility or infrastructure project,
  • Improved perception of facilities or amenities,
  • Improved perceived or experienced accessibility,
  • Increased footfall,
  • Increased visitor numbers,
  • Improved engagement numbers,
  • Improved perception of local facilities or amenities,
  • Increase in volunteering numbers as a result of support. 

If you wish to discuss anything in relation to this funding, please contact communitygrants@melton.gov.uk

Our community grants scheme has closed to new applications. We are now in a period of application evaluation and assessment. If you have applied for this fund, the Communities Team may contact you for further clarifications. Please regularly check your inbox for notifications.

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Last updated 7 November 2023
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