Community Chest fund applications open

Posted on: Monday, January 9, 2023

Community projects with the aim of making social housing areas Cleaner, Safer and Greener may be eligible for up to £1,000 of Council funding

Newark and Sherwood District Council has opened up applications for grants as part of its Community Chest scheme which is into its second year.

The grants can be used to support a range of projects that will specifically improve amenities in or around social housing areas, including projects with the aim of:

  • Resolving community identified issues
  • Reducing anti-social behaviour around social housing
  • Supporting safety and security measures
  • Increasing wellbeing and mental health of tenants
  • Tackling issues relating to waste management, litter and dog fouling
  • Helping vulnerable groups or individuals
  • Tackling the cost-of-living challenges
  • Supporting tenants into education, learning and volunteering opportunities.

Councillor Tim Wendels, Portfolio Holder for Homes and Health at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: "I am very proud that we’re continuing with our Community Chest scheme. It is a great way for the Council to help those who do such amazing and varied work in neighbourhoods across our district.

“Community Chest grants will support people working right at the beating heart of their community. It is important to us to provide vital financial aid to sustainable initiatives and support the continued efforts of local spirit.”

During the past year, funds we’re raised for multiple projects including improving communal gardens at Bakewell Court in Balderton, organising a spruce up day at South View in Newark and providing tenants with garden tools to grow their own vegetables at De Lacy Court in Ollerton

Awards can be made up to £1,000.  For more detailed information you can contact the Tenant Engagement Team on

Applications can be made during two rounds which takes place within a year. This will be the second round of applications with the previous round taking place in October 2022. The second round of applications for tenants, leaseholders and officers is open until Monday 30 January 2023.

To apply and complete an application form, go to: