Eden Community Fund

Eden Community Fund is for projects and events which deliver wider community benefit in Eden. In 2020/2021, the total available is £110,000.

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 we can fund

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.

We invite applications 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 I apply 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 is £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.

We cannot accept an application unless you have the required number of written quotes and estimates. You must submit two written quotes or estimates for each item of expenditure between £50 and £2,500 and three for each item over £2,500.

Apply to the Eden Community Fund 
Application Deadline Eden Community Partnership to Assess Applications Decision Date (Executive) Grants Awarded
1 May 2020 6 June 2020 21 July 2020 (TBC) Mid September 2020
4 September 2020 3 October 2020 15 November 2020 (TBC) Early January 2021
15 January 2021 6 March 2021 20 April 2021 (TBC) End May 2021

To apply to the Eden Community Fund

Contact the Leisure and Communities Support Officer on the details below if you are unsure whether your event or project is eligible.

Is there anywhere else I can apply for funding?

See community funding throughout Cumbria for other sources of funding which are available for your project or event.

What have we funded in the past?

See a list of Eden Community Fund grants awarded.