Community, sports and arts funding

Sports Grants

Our sports funding aims to support district based parish councils, community groups, voluntary sports clubs and talented individuals to help them achieve their aims and aspirations in sport. 

The scheme has three main funding streams:-

  • Coach Education and Development
  • Special Projects and Events
  • Talented Individuals

Each application will be assessed against the programme criteria and grants of up to £1500 can be awarded for special projects and events and up to £150 for coach education and development and support to talented individuals.

Arts funding

If you are an arts professional, community group or local individual or organisation with a good idea for an arts project within the district we may be able to help you.

We can offer advice and support in finding external funding as well as offering small grants and funding from the council.

Community Projects and Events

We can offer small grants to help with community projects and events that benefit the local people of Newark and Sherwood.

Housing Assistance

Disabled Facilities Grant
Currently, we provide financial assistance to disabled people who require adaptations to their home called a disabled facilities grant.

Handyperson Scheme
We also provide assistance to older residents for minor works around the home called the handyperson scheme.

Business Support

Think BIG (Business Investment for Growth)

Think BIG provides loans to existing businesses that don’t meet the banks’ lending criteria but are able to demonstrate that they have a viable proposition for growth.  Loans range from around £25k to £150k and are available to existing small and medium-sized businesses in Newark and Sherwood with the ambition and potential to grow. As a guideline, those supported would ideally have over five employees and a turnover of over £1,500k.

Newark and Sherwood District Council have created this £2million fund to encourage business growth within the district, and the fund is being managed by a team of professional risk finance specialists on the council’s behalf.

The loan fund is part of wider plan to stimulate economic growth in all business sectors and in particular those where there is existing strength and future potential, including engineering, information and communications technologies, logistics, food processing, and low carbon technologies.

For more information on how to apply please visit the Invest Newark and Sherwood website.

Energy Grants and Discounts

We can advise on current grants and discount opportunities for savings on loft and wall insulation, central heating improvements and renewable energy installations.

We strongly recommended cavity wall insulation as this simple improvement typically saves 33% of your heat losses.

You can find more information from the Energy Saving Trust website

Community Covenant Grant

This funding is part of the Armed Forces Covenant, which encourages close working between local communities and the Armed Forces in the area.

A total of £30 million has been made available by The Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support local projects which aim to improve ties between the Armed Forces and the wider community.

Funding will be given to projects which aim to:

  • encourage integration
  • encourage mutual support between the Armed Forces and the Community
  • nurture understanding and awareness
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces Community.

Who can apply?

  • local authorities
  • charities
  • commercial organisations
  • community groups
  • any other part of the community

How much is available for individual projects?

  • applicants will apply for a one-off sum between £100 and £250,000

How do I apply?

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.

CNCS Community Fund Project Proposal

CNCS have recently established a Community Benefit Committee to concentrate on underpinning CNCS as a Social Enterprise, Community Benefit Society Organisation.

CNCS are pleased to announce that the Committee have recently been given a sum of £6000 to allow community and voluntary sectors, charities, patient groups etc to apply for a sum of money for projects that will benefit the people who live in Mid Nottinghamshire or Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (the areas where CNCS operate).

All applications need to be submitted to Katie Swinburn by 5pm on Friday 27 November in readiness for evaluation on Tuesday 1 December 2015. Any applications received after the cut-off date will be automatically transferred through to the next quarter. The awarding of funds will take place on a quarterly basis.

CNCS will consider funding for most expenditure items. CNCS will not fund 'business as usual' activity.

Who will CNCS support?

Charities/voluntary organisations benefitting people who live in Mid Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire/Rutland.

CNCS will support projects with the capacity to deliver significant impact in the community and which benefit the greatest number of people.

CNCS will not support:

  • projects outside the agreed geographical area
  • individuals
  • charities seeking funds to distribute to other charities
  • projects for which there is a clear statutory obligation

What will CNCS support?

CNCS will support the following type of projects:

  • health and well being including health education and prevention
  • social care e.g. organisations assisting individuals or families to overcome social deprivation for example the homeless, disabled, carers
  • community development (helping groups to organise and respond to problems and needs in their communities) e.g. self-help groups
  • will consider internal proposals that develop the community

A charity/voluntary/community/patient group, etc. organisation can apply for support on more than one occasion.

All applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the CNCS Community Benefit Committee. All applications will be required to provide updates and evaluations to the CNCS board.

Further information is available upon request, please contact Katie Swinburn, CNCS HQ, Phoenix House, Oak Tree Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4LF

CNCS form (PDF File, 304kb)

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Kelham Hall
NG23 5QX

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