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 which help to deliver one or more of the following Council Priorities, which support the Council’s mission statement to “protect, care and invest to create a better borough”:

  • every child, young person and adult lives well in their community
  • everyone benefits from a thriving economy
  • all neighbourhoods area a great place to live
  • our natural environment is protected – we take a leading role in addressing the climate change emergency;
  • a community-focused innovative council providing efficient, effective and quality services.

In 2022/23 each Councillor will have £10,000 to contribute to projects to support communities projects and facilities. 

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 2022/23 round of funding will close on 1 February 2023, please contact your local Councillor to make them aware of your group if you think this fund could support you before making an application

Download the Councillors' Pride Fund allocations in 2020 / 2021

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. 

Telford & Wrekin Council's Happy Healthy & Active Holiday programme is an exciting programme that mixes positive, enriching and engaging activities with healthy, nutritious meals. It’s available for all local children and young people aged 5-16 who are eligible for income-related free school meals.

This programme supports those children, young people and families who often miss out on organised out-of-school activities. Although they receive support for healthy meals during school terms, that’s not available during the holidays – the very time when they are most likely to suffer additional pressures.

Organisations who want to run clubs during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays 2022-24 can apply for funding.

Visit the Happy Healthy & Active Holidays webpage for more information and to apply.

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 visit the idverde website

  • Does your group or society make a positive difference to your environment and/or community within Telford and Wrekin?
  • Would your group or society benefit from financial support in order to continue the good work you do in your local community?

If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then Veolia might be able to help with their EnviroGrant scheme. Grants are available to community groups for projects that benefit the local community or environment.

What is the EnviroGrant Scheme and who can apply?

The EnviroGrant funding scheme is run by recycling contractor Veolia in conjunction with Telford and Wrekin Council; it is part of the added value brought to the borough by Veolia.

EnviroGrant gives grants of up to £1000 for projects that benefit the local community or the environment, This could be projects that improve or protect the local environment through practical action or education, projects that improve the quality of life for the local community by providing or improving facilities and resources.

The fund is aimed at projects requiring up to £1,000. There is a limited amount of money available and consequently applications can only be made to the scheme once per calendar year. Funding can be granted for a variety of projects and activities including promotion and marketing, education and awareness raising, practical equipment and running costs.

Funding is at the discretion of Veolia. The amount granted will be paid directly to your organisation by cheque.

To apply, groups must be properly constituted not-for-profit organisations in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. Full terms and conditions can be found on the information leaflet.

Applications are currently closed

Visit Veolia Envirogrant scheme website to be kept up to date on when the next round opens. 

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.

Last updated: 15/07/2022 11:26

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