Community equipment grant fund launches 1 April

Published Thursday, 28 March 2024

A community equipment grant fund will open for parish and town councils and constituted community groups on 1 April 2024.

The grant fund will help fund items of equipment for use by the community. The total grant fund of £25,000 will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, with a maximum of £3,000 available for any one group or organisation and there is also a limit of £3,000 of grant funding for each parish area. 

Items that could be purchased through this grant could be a bench/seat, sign/noticeboard, defibrillator, tables and chairs as an example. The grant will be for 50% of the item cost or a maximum figure.

Paul Scragg, Senior Green Spaces Officer said:

This grant gives councils and small groups the opportunity to purchase items which may help complete a project, be an item wanted and benefit many, but budgets would not simply allow for. The fund is on a first-come basis so I would urge anyone interested to apply as soon as possible.

Find out more about the community equipment grant fund or, if you have any questions, contact the Green Spaces team: Green Spaces contact form