Applying for a Community Grant
Important: Before you begin the online
application process, please ensure that you have all relevant
information to hand because once you have started to complete the
form, it must be completed and submitted within one hour otherwise
it will time-out (for security reasons) and you will have
to start again from the beginning.
We suggest that you take a look at both the application
form and the Policy for the Allocation of Community Grants, so that
you know what information you need to have to hand when completing
the online version:
When you are confident that you have all the information that
you need to hand, please apply using the appropriate online
You can also complete and return the Microsoft
Word version of the application form to the Community Grants
team. Please note that this form uses ActiveX
controls which may trigger alerts on some
systems. You will need to enable the content in order to
complete the form fully.
Please see the guidelines below to work
out which grant you should apply for.
If you would prefer to print the application form, as an
alternative to the online form, please use the links in the table
Please read the Policy
for the Allocation of Community Grants fully before completing your
application. If you do not supply the information requested
this may delay your application and could result in it being
deferred to the next funding round.
To apply for a community grant your group must have a
constitution and bank account. If you require assistance in
writing a constitution contact the group development team at
You may also find the Ten
Steps to Writing a Constitution (external link) guidance
Who Can Apply for a Community Grant?
We accept applications for Community Grants
- Voluntary Groups
- Community Groups
- Social Enterprises
- Registered Charities
- Not for Profit Organisations
How to Qualify for a Community Grant?
- Operate within the Cheshire East
- Provide value for money
- Have a set of accounts or as a minimum an organisation bank
- Have a properly constituted management committee with a signed
- Have appropriate safeguarding policies relevant
to the organisation where children, young people under
the age of 18 or vulnerable adults are involved.
- Have a bank or building society account with two
- Not have received a community grant in the current financial
Who Shouldn't Apply for a Community Grant?
We do not accept community grant applications
- Town and Parish Councils
- Organisations which hold substantial free reserves, including
local branches of national or regional organisations which hold
free reserves that could be utilised.
- Schools or colleges where the project, activity or event is for
the sole benefit of students attending that school or college
- Churches where the project is related only to religious
services or activity
Closing Dates for Community Grant Applications
Closing date for community grant applications is: