Community Development Fund

Grants for organisational development or project feasibility between £100 and £10,000.

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Current status of this fund: Currently closed to new expressions of interest

Last updated: 1 December 2023

infobox | This fund is part of our UK Shared Prosperity Fund

This fund is part of our UK Shared Prosperity Fund investment, supporting Levelling Up in West Lindsey. Visit our UK Shared Prosperity Fund page to learn more.

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Fund Update

Due to the number of applications already received for this fund, we are not currently accepting new expressions of interest.

If you have an idea for a community project, you can still contact our Communities Team to discuss your project and we will offer advice on other funding options.

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The Community Development Fund provides revenue grants to support new ideas and designing solutions to get the best possible outcome for community projects.

This fund aims to support the:

Development of a project

Support development work to understand the need, requirements or evidence for the delivery of proposed community projects. This may include feasibility studies, architectural designs and other professional expenditure.

Development of an organisation

Support organisations to plan for growth, improve sustainability, improve governance or invest in your volunteers. This may include business planning advice, policy support, specialist advice and learning & development expenditure.

This funding is for community projects that will support priorities within our Corporate Plan and help us to achieve our vision that:

"West Lindsey is a great place to be where people, businesses and communities can thrive and reach their potential."

Projects funded will align to one or more of our funding themes:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Crime and Disorder Prevention
  • Digital Connectivity
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Skills
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Heritage
  • Regeneration
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Transport and Connectivity

Guidance notes for this fund

On this page you will find an overview of this fund. Full details about the criteria and eligibility for this fund are available as a PDF download [pdf / 535 KB]

Please take time to read through these guidance notes to ensure your organisation and project are eligible.

Contact details

If you have a query about this fund or need further advice, please contact us by emailing