Apply to the Communities Fund

Preparing for your application

Read our overview of the Communities Fund

Read our guidance document for more detail about the Communities Fund 2018 to 2019 (PDF 250KB)

To help you prepare for completing the online application, you can download all the questions in a Word document (110KB). This is not an application form, and we only accept application 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. 

2018/19 Communities Fund application deadlines

Engagement Fund and Resilience Fund (closed for 2018/19)

There were three deadlines in 2018/19:

  • Friday 18 May 2018 (for full year running costs - or early project starts)
  • Friday 20 July 2018 (for half year running costs - or mid year project starts)
  • Extended to Wednesday 31 October 2018 (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 will accept bids for the Collaboration Fund anytime during the 2018 to 2019 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: