Apply for a Rural Development Fund grant

Applications for 2015/2016 grants have now closed.

The Rural Development Fund offers match-funded grants to parish councils and voluntary and community organisations.

Grants can help towards the cost of one-off projects or purchases which benefit communities in rural parishes.

Full application criteria can be found in the guidance notes (available when the council launches the grants application process).

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible to apply, your application must:

  • be from a parish council/community/voluntary/not for profit organisation (including faith organisations when the project or activity benefits the wider community and does not seek to promote religious belief/activity)
  • demonstrate plans to ensure the grant is spent within 12 months of it being allocated
  • be led by (or supported) by a constituted organisation with its own bank account
  • be seeking a maximum grant of £10,000. The percentage of grant the council will contribute towards any project is based on the population of the parish to which the project relates.

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