The Council’s Brentwood Community Fund 2018 is open for applications for a share of £16,300.
Individuals, groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £2000 for causes and projects that will improve the quality of life for local people and tackle the issues that they think are important.
The fund, which is in its sixth year, will run until 28th September. The bids will be assessed and reported to Committee in October, when a decision on the allocation of funding will be made. Last year the Council received 24 applications for over £40,000 of funding for community projects.
Previous applicants may apply if they are proposing a new project, but priority will be given to those who have not received any previous funding from the Community Fund or the Localism Share Fund. Projects must benefit Brentwood communities, be delivered in the Borough and they should demonstrate volunteer or community involvement. They should also be able to show they are sustainable long term and firmly support the community-based priorities in the Council’s Vision for Brentwood 2016-2019, under the key themes of:
· Environment and Housing Management
· Community and Health
· Economic Development
Details on the expected outcomes for the aforementioned priorities, and all information, including the application guidance can be downloaded here: www.brentwood.gov.uk/funding. The application process is via an online form and the link can also be found on this web page.