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Local grants

The Councillors’ Pride Fund gives all Councillors in Telford and Wrekin the opportunity to allocate funding towards improvements or projects within their ward that support the delivery of the Council's priorities:

  • securing the best start in life for children and young people
  • protect and create jobs as a ‘Business Supporting, Business Winning Council
  • improve local people’s prospects through better education, skills and training
  • protect and support our most vulnerable children and adults
  • keep neighbourhoods safe, clean and well connected
  • support communities and those most in need and work to give residents access to suitable housing
  • improve the health and wellbeing across Telford and Wrekin
  • protect and champion our environment, culture and heritage.

Each Councillor has a £2,000 fund to contribute to projects in their ward. 

Councillors are asked to consider how they can use their funding to support environmental projects in their ward including:

  • environmentally friendly projects which support the Council’s aspiration for the whole Borough to be carbon neutral and a recognised Plastic Free Community
  • projects which improve the environment of the ward and which complement the Pride in our Community Programme.

The fund is open from April and closes on 1 December, please contact your local Councillor to make them aware of your group if you think this fund could support you before making an application.  

idverde offers two grants for community and environmental projects that improve local green spaces, enhance the environment or boost people’s wellbeing.

Applications for grants of up to £1,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups in Telford and Wrekin.

Applications can be for a range of ideas, such as new planters to brighten up a community or public space, bulbs and seeds for community gardens or play equipment for a local play area. As well as practical equipment, funding can also go towards promotion and education.

The idverde Community Investment Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to groups located in areas where idverde operates, which includes Telford and Wrekin. This is a rolling grant scheme with up to £40,000 available every year. For more information and to apply visit the ideverde website.

A second grant called the idverde Community Investment Fund Telford and Wrekin, offers grants of up to £250 for community/environmental projects in Telford and Wrekin only. The deadline for applications to the first round of funding runs until 30 April 2020. For more information and an application form contact ben.federico@idverde.co.uk.

Veolia’s EnviroGrant runs twice a year and offers properly constituted local not-for-profit organisations which are based in Telford and Wrekin (including charities, voluntary and community groups, forums, sports teams, societies and schools) the opportunity to apply for up to £1,000. The grant will fund projects which either:

  • contribute to the protection or improvement of the local environment, either via practical action or promotion and education

Or

  • improve the quality of life for the local community, by providing new facilities or improving those already in existence.

Applications:

  • open in May and close in July, awarding in September
  • open in November and close in January, awarding in April.

Visit Veolia Envirogrant scheme website.

Your local Town or parish Council may have grant opportunities. Find out about your Town or Parish Council.

Supporting families, children and community projects that benefit children aged up to and including 18 who are disadvantaged, disabled or ill to improve the day-to-day quality of life. Visit Free Radio cash for kids website.

Telford & Wrekin Council are offering two grants to support the development of groups and projects that will reduce demand on Council services, facilitate community self-help and build resilient communities.  

The Capacity Building Fund – Get started

This fund offers up to £2,000 to support the creation of community and voluntary organisations which facilitate community self-help, create resilient communities and reduce demand on council services.

How to apply

It is important that you read the guidance document  for this grant, this gives you all the information you need to decide whether this is the right grant for you and will help you to ensure that your application is eligible. Tips for completing your application are also available to help you fill in your application form.  

Applications can be submitted at any time by emailing grant.applications@telford.gov.uk.

If you are successful you will be asked to complete a short monitoring form to tell us about the difference the grant has made.  You will also be provided with guidance on communications to give you ideas on how you can let people know about your project.

Capacity Building Fund – Develop 

This fund offers up to £10,000 to support the development of groups and projects which offer preventative, community-based services. The fund aims to help communities to build capacity, in order to empower and encourage self-help resulting in a reduction in reliance on Council and other public services. Eligible organisations who are keen to develop their organisation both in terms of increasing capacity/reach and/or providing new opportunities for communities will be able to apply for funding to assist with developing community based projects and activities.

How to apply

It is important that you read the guidance document for this grant, this gives you all the information you need to decide whether this is the right grant for you and will help you to ensure that your application is eligible. Tips for completing your application are also available to help you fill in your application form.

Applications can be submitted at any time by emailing grant.applications@telford.gov.uk.

If you are successful in your application you will be asked to complete a short monitoring form to tell us about the difference the grant has made. You will also be provided with guidance on communications to give you ideas on how you can let people know about your project.   

Last updated: 03/04/2020 12:09

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