Community Facilities Fund

Grants for community facilities and assets between £1,000 and £50,000.

Infobox | Community Facilities Fund

Current status of this fund: Open

Last updated: 19 April 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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The Community Facilities Fund provides capital grants to develop and improve community facilities and assets, promoting greater interaction and more activities in communities.

Community facilities are physical space and place provided by a range of organisations. They provide for the health, welfare, social, educational, spiritual, recreational, leisure and cultural needs of the community. These include village halls, community centres, play parks and green spaces.

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 / 613 KB]

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

How to apply to this fund

For this fund we ask organisations to complete our Community Grants Expression of Interest Form. This short form allows you to tell us a bit about your project or idea so we can ensure your applying to the best possible fund.

For all our funds we have a grant application form. The application form is used to get more detailed information about your organisation, project details, evidence of need and project costs. We will send an application form to you after you have completed an expression of interest.

Closing dates for this fund

This fund is open to applications at any time. The fund is due to close in February 2025 but may close earlier if all available funding is awarded.

Grant amount available

The maximum grant available is £50,000
The minimum grant available is £1,000

We can fund up to 100% of project costs however, securing match funding will be viewed favourably in the review process.

We expect that most grants awarded will be between £5,000 to £20,000.

We may be able to consider requests for more than the maximum for district-wide or strategically important projects.

Criteria for this fund

Projects must support the development or improvement of a community facility or asset. All projects must be able to demonstrate strong community benefit and be delivered within the district of West Lindsey.

For full details of the criteria for this fund, please read our guidance notes.

What this grant can be spent on

This revenue grant can be spent on:

  • equipment
  • building costs
  • contractor costs
  • green space development
  • replacement or addition of facilities (such as replacing or altering a kitchen or toilets to be more accessible)

Eligible organisations

The following organisations can apply to this fund:

  • registered charities
  • constituted community groups
  • parish and town councils
  • parish meetings
  • social enterprises (such as a community interest company)
  • charitable incorporated organisations
  • faith or belief groups and organisations
  • schools or academies*
  • public sector organisations*
  • businesses*

*Projects delivered bby these organisations must be for wider community access and benefit. Not to support normal school or business activity.

Contact details

If you have a query about this fund or need further advice please contact us via email at