£30k community pride funding up for grabs

Published on 27th April 2017


A pot of funding worth £30k is up for grabs as Cheltenham Borough Council goes live with this year’s community pride scheme. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 19 June 2017.

The funding will support local projects that will build up community pride and enable groups to be more influential in supporting their communities and improving their neighbourhoods.

This year the council has two pots of funding:

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 are creative in nature
  • Community-led projects that are pioneering in nature
  • Community-led projects that are nurturing
  • Community–led projects that enable communities to connect and re-connect.

Up to £4,000 will also be made 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.

Richard Gibson, strategy and engagement manager said: “2017 will be the eleventh year of the council’s community pride scheme which has allocated just over £460,000 to match-fund nearly 300 community-based projects which have improved and enhanced the public realm.

“The community pride scheme supports a fantastic range of voluntary and community groups in Cheltenham that are willing to go the extra mile to improve their neighbourhood.”

For more information visit our community pride pages

For media enquiries, contact: Katie Sandey, communications and web team leader, telephone 01242 775037, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk