Community groups are invited to bidfor grant funding

Voluntary and community groups in need of financial assistance are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council's community chest fund.

Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 09:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 12:55 pm
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Grants are available for a wide range of community causes and projects including events or for the purchase of equipment.

The community chest will also support one off initiatives, including those that will help support the development of long term projects that are seen as valuable to the area. It cannot be used for revenue funding such as wages or running costs

For local schemes, there will be a £5,000 upper grant limit with a maximum award of 75% of the costs eligible for funding under the scheme.

For countywide initiatives the upper limit is £10,000, subject to to the same 75% maximum of eligible costs.

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The deadline for the next round of funding is May 25.

Coun Nick Oliver, cabinet member for corporate resources said:“Our community chest scheme aims to support Northumberland’s diverse range of voluntary groups and organisations working hard for the benefit of residents across the county.”

Its budget is managed and allocated locally.

For more information go to and type Community Chest in the search box or email