Tamworth Borough Council Community Grants

The Tamworth Borough Council Community Grants scheme offers grants to a wide variety of community and voluntary, not-for-profit organisations. The Community Grants scheme is available for constituted community, not for profit organisations for identified not for profit projects to work collaboratively and flexibly to meet the needs of our communities.

For 2024/2025 financial year, a pot of £15,590 will be made available for projects across the borough.

Grants will be awarded for projects/activities that can meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Assists community recovery and resilience post Covid-19 pandemic
  • Helps tackle the causes of inequality in our communities
  • Helps develop and safeguard our environment and open spaces
  • Increases opportunities to participate in arts, heritage and sports activities
  • Increases volunteering and civic pride
  • Helps tackle causes and effects of poverty and financial hardship
  • Promotes and develops community cohesion
  • Considers talented sporting individuals, who by achievement in sports promote Tamworth as a place. To apply for this part of the programme, please click here

All grants should continue to demonstrate value for money and value to the people of Tamworth and have specific outcomes that can be recorded

The Grant

Organisations can apply for up to £1000 per annum

If the total project cost is more than you are applying for, please provide details of other sources of income, including grants, fundraising and membership subs etc, that will be used to cover the full project cost.

Once we have received your signed agreement, we will prepare to make payment. Grants are paid by BACS, into the bank account you specified at the time of application. Our payment date is at the end of each month with our pay run cut off being the third week. Signed agreements returned after the third week will be paid the following month. Please bear this in mind when applying for a grant.

An End of Grant monitoring form will be sent out to all successful applicants, and this must be completed and returned at the end of the project or end of grant date, along with copies of receipts/invoices, and photographs or feedback from the project if requested.

Eligible Costs

Examples of eligible projects include:
  • General running costs (excluding salaries but project specific sessional worker costs can be funded).
  • Provision of equipment e.g., IT equipment, craft materials, furniture.
  • Funding towards costs of community events/activities
  • Funding towards specific projects – e.g., school holiday youth project, playscheme, coffee morning, gardening group projects.
  • Small capital projects will only be considered if they can demonstrate wider-community benefit and need e.g. increase uptake of services, activities, and venue hire by the general public, charities, voluntary and community organisations and other support agencies.

Please ensure that prior to submitting an application that you have sought any specific relevant permissions that your project requires e.g., planning permission, landlord consent, landowner consent, for projects/activities taking place on their land, or for modifications to public spaces or facilities.

Round 01 – Application window closes: 17th May 2024 – Panel date: 19th June 2024

Round 02 – Application window closes: 16th August 2024 – Panel date: 18th September 2024

Round 03 – Application window closes: 18th October 2024 – Panel date: 20th November 2024

Round 04 – Application window closes: 7th February 2025 – Panel date: 12th March 2025

Please bear in mind that there is no limit to how much a panel can award in each quarter, and so once the funding has been fully distributed, subsequent panels could close.

How to Apply

To apply for a grant up to the maximum value of £1,000 please submit an application using our online application facility.  

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