Harrogate Borough Council small grants scheme are now open for applications

Harrogate Borough Council currently has £51,000 available to allocate in small grants for 2015-16. This is the main annual small grants scheme available from the council, the previous Community Chest and Arts and Heritage grant funds have been subsumed into the one small grants scheme.

This small grant scheme will be accepting applications from 20th May 2015 with a closing date of the 16th July 2015, 12pm noon.

What is the purpose of the funds?

The purpose of the small grants fund is to support and strengthen voluntary and community sector organisations based in and serving the Harrogate district that are providing activities/projects that benefit the local communities and residents. The funds are available to provide and increase participation and engagement and to support new and innovative ideas.

How much money is available?

A total fund of £51,000 is available to distribute. Grants of up to £3,000 per project are available for activities commencing mid-September onwards.

How do I apply?

Please read and follow the guidance notes before completing your application form. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Due to the volume of applications all application forms must be submitted electronically below unless agreed otherwise.

Submit your application form to SmallGrants@harrogate.gov.uk

The application form and guidance notes can be accessed below:

2015 small grants application form
2015 small grants guidance document

Who do I speak to if I have a query about the funds?

For more information about the small grants scheme please contact Fiona Friday Harrogate Borough Council, Corporate Affairs on 01423 556068 or by email at SmallGrants@harrogate.gov.uk.

For guidance on cultural themed applications please contact Diane Saxon on 01423 556188 or by email at museums@harrogate.gov.uk

To view the above on the Harrogate Borough Council web site Click here

Fiona Friday

Partnership & VCS Officer