The scheme is currently closed

The latest round of 2019/20 closed on 20 December 2019. Applications will be assessed in early January 2020 and all applicants will be notified of the award panel's decision.

Subject to funding being available details of a future funding round will be published here.

Erewash Borough Council's Community Grant Scheme gives both large and small voluntary organisations the chance to apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects and services that benefit Erewash residents. The council has continued its support for voluntary organisations and has again made funding available to help as many groups as possible.

The Community Grants programme offers the chance for organisations and groups to apply for a grant of up to £2,000, subject to eligibility, for innovative projects that help and support residents in the borough and the council is particularly keen to hear about new or ground-breaking projects that could be helped by the money.


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 to progress to the second stage, consideration by the Awards Panel. 

The Awards Panel do not use prior knowledge of organisations or projects so it is essential that application forms are completed  as fully as possible.

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

Applicants must not enter into any contractual arrangements until/unless they have received written notification from EBC stating they have been awarded a community grant.

Organisations receiving EBC community grant funding are reminded that it must only be used for the purposes outlined in their application or additional conditions specified by the awarding panel. Grant funding which is not spent within the 2019/20 financial year must be repaid to the council. 

Future Funding Rounds

Subject to the availability of funding, details of further rounds in 2019/20 will be published here.

Further information and advice

2018/19 Funding Rounds 

All successful applicants in 2018/19 are now required to submit a completed project evaluation form as per the terms and conditions of their award as outlined in EBC's 2016-19 Community Grant scheme.

2018/19 Project Evaluation Form (Word document 153KB)

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

Arts Grants

If you are an Arts Organisation you can apply for a grant of up to a maximum of £800, subject to availability, at any time of the year.  

Please contact the Arts Development Team via email or telephone ext. 0115 907 2244 ext. 4604 for advice on arts based activities and to check the availability of funding.

Support for local groups and Community Sport Providers

Erewash Borough Council Sport and Health Development Team strive to support local community groups and clubs in a variety of ways. We appreciate grant funding is a challenge for most groups and we are committed to supporting groups in this area. As a service we don’t have funds to support clubs directly but we can offer the following:

- Regular updates on local, regional and national funding opportunities;
- Dedicated staff to support groups with funding applications;
- Networking opportunities, promoting shared resources;
- Information regarding local and national campaigns that groups can take advantage of;
- Support in accessing relevant training for staff and volunteers.

For more information please contact Kevin Hatton, Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator: or 0115 907 2244 ext. 3961.  



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