Newark and Sherwood community grant scheme

Newark and Sherwood Community Grant Scheme aims to support District based constituted groups, charities and not-for profit organisations with projects or initiatives that align to the Council’s Community Plan objectives.

The scheme recognises the important contribution that local organisations make to improving peoples’ quality of life and that small amounts of funding can often help to get a project off the ground or enhance its impact.

Grants will be available up to £5,000.

Applications will be assessed and presented to the Council’s Cabinet for decision. To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • The local need for the project/initiative.
  • The support/endorsement of the local District ward Councillor(s)
  • How the application contributes to delivery of the Council’s Community Plan objectives.
  • Their own financial position and what other funding has been sought

Full details of the funding criteria and funding eligibility can be found here: Newark and Sherwood Community Grant Scheme (PDF File, 470kb)

Unfortunately, due to high demand of the first two rounds of fundraising, there will not be a third round this year. Details on any potential future Community Grant Scheme projects will be updated on this website. 

Nottinghamshire County Council Divisional Fund Awards

It’s also worth contacting your local county councillor to find out how they might be able to support initiatives in your area.