Please note that all processing for the Bright Idea Fund is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 situation. This includes any applications submitted to us from March onwards. We will update this web page as soon as possible regarding the future reinstatement of the Bright Idea Fund.

A time-limited fund, Covid-19 Community Response & Recovery Grant, has been developed by the council to support local organisations through this pandemic.

My Bright Idea Grant - Maximum award £250 

MyBrightIdeasLogoThis category aims to provide an opportunity for local residents of Cheshire East who wish to share their skills, interest and passions through volunteering to promote or deliver projects or events that will improve the health and wellbeing of their community. Residents will be able to apply for up to £250 for projects which will be delivered BY local people, be locally owned, and be locally attended.

To apply for this you must:

Apply for a My Bright Idea Grant (PDF, 3001KB)

Hard copies of the forms are also available from a number of Connected Communities Centres across Cheshire East. Please contact us to find our your nearest centre.

Forms can be returned by email to or by post to:

Bright Idea Grants, (Floor 3, Delamere House)

Cheshire East Council
Communities Team
C/O Municipal Buildings
Earle Street