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Eden Community Fund

We strongly recommend that you get in touch with us (contact details below) to discuss your project or event before filling in an application form, to make sure it is eligible for funding.

The Eden Community Fund has a total of £110,000 available in 2016-2017 for projects and events capable of delivering wide community benefit in Eden.

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 (unless a parish council) and bank account with at least two unrelated signatories.

What can be funded?

Only capital funding is available.

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:

  1. Community (outdoor) Amenities
  2. Community Buildings
  3. Community Enterprise
  4. Supporting Communities
  5. Community Events

How much money can be applied for?

The minimum grant for categories 1-4 (above) is £500 and the maximum is £10,000. For community events the minimum grant level is £200 and the maximum £5,000. 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.

Please do not submit an application unless you have the required number of written quotes and estimates as it will not be accepted. Two written quotes or estimates must be submitted for each item of expenditure between £50 and £2,500 and three for each item over £2,500.

To apply to the Eden Community Fund

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 or see community funding throughout Cumbria.

What have we funded in the past?

See list of Eden Community Fund grants awarded.