Applications now open!

For the 2018-19 financial year, each Erewash councillor has £500.00 to award to organisations within their ward. It is for each councillor to determine which project(s) or organisation(s) they wish to support. The scheme allows a wide degree of flexibility in the type of project a councillor may support and the amount (minimum £50) they wish to allocate, subject to approval.

What can be funded?

  • Activities that complement the council's draft core priorities:

    • A safe, clean and welcoming borough

    • Improved access to services

    • Delivering efficient and effective services that residents need

    • Creating opportunities for economic growth and prosperity

    • A well run and efficient council

  • Organisations (including registered charities, community and voluntary groups, Community Interest Companies, Social Enterprises) within the councillors own ward, or councillors may join together to support a project covering two (or more) wards.

  • Councillors can allocate the entire £500 to one organisation, but where multiple organisations are to be awarded funding, there is a minimum award of £50 per organisation.

  • Capital purchase items.

  • Match funding for a project. Funding will be agreed but not allocated until the applicant confirms that all match funding is in place.

What can't be funded?

  • Individuals cannot be funded, or projects where only one person will benefit.

  • Revenue items, for example on-going running costs such as salaries and rent.

  • Activities that should normally be funded by a statutory organisation.

  • Party political activities.

  • Retrospective funding (i.e. any expenditure made prior to the approval of the grant).

  • Double funding, where funding has been obtained from alternative sources for the same thing.

EBC Councillors by Ward

Identify your Ward councillor here and their contact details.

Please note: organisations are advised that EBC Councillors are responsible for fully completing and signing application form before submitting them to the Council's Community Engagement Officer.

For more information about the scheme please contact


Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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