Ward committee funding

Funding for smaller projects or events which focus on specific neighbourhoods or up to four council ward areas.

What ward committee grants can fund

Your application must:

  • be for a single project, activity or event - organisations should send in a separate application form for each project, activity or event (for example, one application for their running costs, and a separate application for a residential course)
  • target residents in the ward(s) being applied to - they must be available and accessible to all residents, unless they are for a single gender or specific interest group
  • show how the local community support the project and how they have been involved so far 
  • demonstrate value for money by keeping records and measuring success

Your project, activity or event should fit into at least one of the following categories: 

  • Improving the local environment and green spaces
  • Tackling climate change
  • Supporting children and young people
  • Employment, education and skills
  • Social events and activities
  • Improving health and wellbeing 
  • Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour
  • Arts and culture
  • Improving local buildings and infrastructure
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Tackling poverty

What we cannot fund

Your application must not be for:

  • projects or activities which promote religion, or where people have to take part in religious activities to benefit
  • items or services which have already been purchased before you submit your application
  • projects or activities which directly support any political party or activities that could reasonably be seen as promoting a political party
  • campaigns which seek to obtain changes in the law or government policies, or campaigns whose purpose is to persuade people to have a particular point of view on a question of law or public policy (this does not affect your right to raise awareness of issues or run campaigns using other sources of funding)
  • citywide projects - projects must primarily benefit residents in up to four neighbouring wards 
  • projects that involve giving cash payments to individuals (for example, giving cash payments to people as part of a Christmas party)