Community funding

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2. Communities Together Fund

What is the Communities Together Fund?

Previously known as the Elector Fund, the Communities Together Fund (CTF) can be used by towns, parishes and community groups working together to respond to community issues of shared interest and/or concern.

The CTF is a useful way of supporting a wide range of local projects across the district, such as:

  • local economy, employment and welfare (for example community shops, food banks, homelessness);
  • community events and celebrations (for example seasonal celebrations, trips, visits, commemorations, memorial events);
  • community facilities (for example community facility improvements, community safety improvements);
  • sport, leisure, arts, heritage, culture (for example youth clubs, libraries, allotments, theatres, plays, music), and;
  • highway improvements (for example grit bins, signs, safety improvements, bridges, traffic regulation orders, rights of way, weeds). Town and parish councils, constituted community and voluntary groups (including ‘Friends of’ groups), registered charities, faith groups and social enterprises may apply for funding.

Projects/activities can be as big or small as the issue you wish to solve.

Town and parish councils, constituted community and voluntary groups (including ‘Friends of’ groups), registered charities, faith groups and social enterprises may apply for funding.

Applications are closed for 2018/19. 

Examples of projects which have been previously funded:

2016/17

2017/18