All applications submitted before the last closing date of 13 November 2017 will be assessed and those meeting the minimum score requirement will be put forward for consideration by the Awards Panel.  

All applicants will be notified of the Awards Panel decision which is final as there is no appeals process. Subject to funding remaining available, information about future funding rounds during 2017/18 will be published here.


Assessing Applications

Every application received is considered on its own merit alongside all other applications and is subject to a two stage assessment process. Firstly, applications are scored and must meet the minimum threshold of 40% in order for them to progress to the second stage, consideration by the Awards Panel. The Help Notes detail which questions are "weighted" and also provide suggestions on the sort of information you should include to achieve as high a score as possible.

The Awards Panel do not use prior knowledge of your organisation or your project so it is essential that you complete the application form as fully as possible.

All applicants will be notified of the Awards Panel decision, which is final, and there is no appeal process.

Future Funding Rounds

Subject to funding remaining available, information about the next ‘rolling’ funding round of 2017/18 will be published here.

Further information and advice

For all enquiries regarding the Community Grant Scheme please contact the council's Community Engagement Officer on 0115 907 2244 ext. 3575 or email

Sports Grants

Sports organisations can now apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £500. The main objective of an EBC sports grant is to faclitate the introduction of and development of sports based activities.

All applicants must demonstrate their project is needed and provides added value to other provisions in the area, applicants are encouraged to read the sports application guidance notes and help notes before applying.

Arts Grants

If you are an Arts Organisation you can apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £500, subject to availability, at any time of the year.  

Please contact the Arts Development Team via email or telephone ext. 0115 907 2244 ext. 4326 for advice on arts based activities and to check the next availability of funding before submitting an application.  


Erewash Borough Council

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