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We are inviting community groups to come forward to apply for funding from our new grant scheme, the 'Eden Community Fund' which has a total of £260,000 available in 2013-2014 for projects and events capable of delivering wide community benefit in Eden.
The Eden Community Fund has been created by merging three previously separate community grant programmes as a trial for one year to simplify the process of applying. The Eden Community Fund replaces the Community Fund, Rural Infrastructure Fund and Village Halls Grant.
Who can apply to the Eden Community Fund?
We welcome applications from community and voluntary groups, parish and town councils, charities and social enterprises to deliver projects that benefit communities in Eden District. We do not accept applications from individuals.
To be eligible to apply to the Eden Community Fund, groups and organisations must have their own constitution and bank account with at least two unrelated signatories.
What can be funded?
Grants are available for community projects and events that benefit the residents of communities in Eden. Groups and organisations must demonstrate how their project or event will deliver wide benefit, contributing to the sustainability, vitality and well being of Eden's communities.
Applications are invited to the Eden Community Fund under the following categories:
- Community (outdoor) Amenities
- Community Buildings
- Community Enterprise
- Supporting Communities
- Community Events
How much money can be applied for?
The minimum grant for categories 1-4 (above) is £500 and the maximum is £20,000. For Community Events the minimum grant level is £200 and the maximum £10,000. Awards towards the maximum levels will be the exception and projects and events will need to demonstrate significant community need and match funding. There is a requirement for 20% match funding for all categories although up to 10% can be in-kind.
Download the forms:
Please note we do not currently have online application forms (they can only be completed by hand at this stage). Online application forms will be available in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience.
When will applications be decided?
Applications will be assessed three times during the 2013-2014 financial year. The deadlines for submitting applications are;
- 31 May 2013
- 6 September 2013
- 13 December 2013
Please see the forms for the Application Timetable.
Is there anywhere else I can apply for funding?
There may be other sources of funding available for your project or event; please ask the Communities team for details. You can also apply to Cumbria County Council's neighbourhood forum grant.
For further information
Contact: Senior Communities Officer
Telephone: 01768 212268
Address: Eden Community Fund, Communities Team, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, CA11 7YG