Community grants

Ward Councillor Grant Scheme

Ward Councillor grant scheme

At its meeting on 2 August 2022, our Executive committee approved an extension to the Ward Councillor Grant Scheme. Each ward councillor will have £1,000 of additional monies to allocate as grants to projects in their wards which can help eligible organisations to deliver activities which support people/organisations facing cost of living pressures. The additional £1,000 does not require match funding.

Contact your ward councillor to discuss your idea and gain their support before making an application.

Read the guidance on Ward Councillor Grant Scheme (cost of living extension)

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If you are involved in a local group or project in your area that needs some help or you have an idea about doing something for the community but need some funding to get it going then speak to your ward councillor.

Each Central Bedfordshire councillor has access to £2,000 from which they can allocate grants to local projects that demonstrate a community benefit. Councillors can also work together across a ward to combine their grants if that’s what is most needed.

So, whether it is cultural, environmental, sporting or social projects, and you have match funding, speak to your local councillor now.

How to apply

You must secure support from your ward councillor and read the guidance notes before applying.

Start your application