Special community projects and events

We have a small grants fund that individuals and organisations can apply to, to support the development of community based projects and events within the district. The scheme is aimed at local charities, voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations.

The fund can help with sports and arts events but also general community projects and events. For example, are you raising money to help revamp the kitchen facilities in your local community centre, or are you planning to create a community orchard or flower garden, or organise a community fun day? 

You will need to provide the lead contact name from your organisation for the application. Your organisation must be based within Newark and Sherwood district and be primarily for Newark and Sherwood residents. You need to be constituted with a bank account.

Your application will need to tell us about the project or event, what will be achieved by delivering the project and why your club / organisation wants to do it? Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss your ideas before filling in our form.

All projects must be completed and funding spent within 12 months of the start date. Grants will not be awarded if the project has started or already taken place. Please demonstrate how you know this project is needed in the area.

The panel places a higher priority on applications that demonstrate sustainability and continuation beyond the end of the project.  Please give details of how the activities will be financed in future without grant support. 

Each application will be assessed against the programme criteria and grants of up to £1,500 can be awarded for special projects and events. Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel. 

Application deadlines

  • Friday 7 April 2017
  • Friday 7 July 2017
  • Friday 6 October 2017

Case Studies

We have given Friends of Southwell Parks £1,500 towards the magnificent apple sculpture as part of the redevelopment of the children's playground on the Memorial Park. Local artist Phil Neal worked with local children to design the sculpture and plant living willow.

Nottinghamshire County Council Divisional Fund Awards

Contact your local county councillor to find out more about how they might be able to support worthy initiatives in the area.

Contact us

Community, Sports and Arts Development
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
NG23 5QX

01636 650000


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