Call for community groups to apply for grant funding

Published Thursday, 17 December 2020

COMMUNITY groups in Hinckley and the parishes of Hinckley and Bosworth are encouraged to apply to the Borough Council’s Parish Community Initiative Fund and Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.

This year a total of £162,000 has been made available to support community projects, throughout the Borough. Grants are available for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost. These grants fund a wide variety of projects such as play areas, community building improvements, new pathways, heritage trails, and sports facilities, and this year the council is giving high priority to any schemes that help to improve the environment.

Grants for 2021/22 will be provided on the following basis: 

  • Projects must be within the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Maximum of £12,000 per project
  • Maximum of 50 per cent of total project costs funded
  • All works must be completed within the financial year
  • Projects must demonstrate that they meet the council’s corporate aims and that they are of community benefit.

Councillor Martin Cartwright, the Executive Member responsible for Rural Communities and Environment at the Borough Council, said:

As in previous years I would like to see these grants spread as widely as possible across the 24 parishes in Hinckley and Bosworth and a variety of different schemes, with special emphasis on the smaller organisations, charity groups as well as parish councils. As the Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency additional points will be awarded in the scoring process for those schemes that address climate change or improvements to the environment. The dates for submission of applications has changed slightly from previous years so please pay attention to the scheme closing dates.

Applications are invited from now until the closing date of 12 February 2021. Application packs will automatically be sent to parish and town councils. Further copies are available by contacting the Green Spaces team on Tel. 01455 255707 or by emailing [email protected]