Apply to the Communities Fund

We are now closed to applications for Engagement & Resilience funding in 2019-20.

Preparing for your application

Read our overview of the Communities Fund

Read our guidance document about the Communities Fund 2019 to 2020 (PDF 250KB)

To help you prepare for completing the online application, you can download the Communities Fund questions, you'll be asked (MS Word 110KB). This is not an application form, and we only accept applications via the online form. This is a reference template for you to use to draft long answers, and to refer to when researching the information you need. 

2019/20 Communities Fund application deadlines

Engagement Fund and Resilience Fund 2019/20

There are three deadlines in the year 2019/20:

  • Round 1: Friday 24 May 2019 (for full year running costs or early project starts)
  • Round 2: Friday 26 July 2019 (for half year running costs or mid year project starts)
  • Round 3: Friday 25 October 2019 (for final quarter running costs or end of year project starts)

We'll let applicants know if their funding application is successful eight to ten weeks after each application deadline. 

Collaboration Fund 

We accept bids for the Collaboration Fund anytime during the 2019 to 2020 financial year. You will need an approved expression of interest before you submit your bid online.

To submit an expression of interest for Collaboration funding, or if you have queries on any of the above, please contact the Communities, Equality & Third Sector Team. Telephone 01273 291114 or email

Useful documents

You may also find the following reference documents helpful: