Community Pride 2019

Cheltenham Borough Council's Community Pride Fund 2019 is now open for applications for funding to support community projects across Cheltenham.  

£30,000 is available to support community-owned projects that will build up community pride and enable local groups to be more influential in supporting their communities and improving their neighbourhoods. 

This year we want to use our community pride fund to support our place vision and our ambitions for Cheltenham.

We want Cheltenham to be a place:

  • where all our people and the communities they live in thrive
  • where culture and creativity thrives, celebrated and enjoyed throughout the year
  • where businesses and their workforces thrive
  • where everyone thrives

These are the ambitions that we want Cheltenham to be known for:

  • Cheltenham enables business growth by being better connected
  • Cheltenham champions physical and mental wellbeing
  • Cheltenham is internationally renowned for its culture, heritage, food and sport

Additionally, in 2019 Cheltenham Borough Council and its partners have committed to a year of action, called No Child Left Behind, to highlight and start to address the issue of children growing up in poverty and the inequality between them and their more affluent peers.  

Therefore up to £30,000 will be made available via community pride grants to match-fund community-led projects, up to the value of £5,000 to fund the following:

  • Community-led projects that enable local businesses and their workforces to thrive
  • Community-led projects that enable people and communities to thrive, and that support physical and mental wellbeing
  • Community-led projects that enable culture and creativity to thrive in Cheltenham
  • Community-led projects that target inequality and help to reduce the impact of children growing up in poverty.

Up to £4,000 is also available via community-building grants to community and voluntary sector groups to run small-scale projects, events and activities to help them support the well-being of their neighbourhood up to the value of £300.

To apply, please read the application guidelines, then complete the application form and return by email to: helen.down@cheltenham.gov.uk

The closing date for applications to both grant funds is noon on Friday 7 June 2019.