£30k community pride funding up for grabs


A pot of funding worth £30k is up for grabs as Cheltenham Borough Council goes live with this year’s community pride scheme. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 September.

The funding will support community pride projects that will build up and enable local groups to be more influential in supporting their communities and improving their neighbourhoods.

This year the council has two pots of funding:

Up to £30,000 will be made available via community pride grants to match-fund community-led projects, up to the value of £5,000 to fund the following:

  • Community-led projects that enable local businesses and their workforces to thrive
  • Community-led projects that enable people and communities to thrive and that support physical and mental wellbeing
  • Community-led projects that enable culture and creativity to thrive in Cheltenham

Up to £4,000 will also be made available via community-building grants to community and voluntary sector groups to run small-scale projects, events and activities to help them support the well-being of their neighbourhood up to the value of £300.

Cllr. Steve Jordan, leader of the council says: “2018 will be the twelfth year of the council’s community pride scheme which has allocated over £500,000 to match-fund over 310 community-based projects that have improved and enhanced the public realm.

“Our community pride scheme supports a fantastic range of voluntary and community groups that we have in Cheltenham that are willing to go the extra mile to improve their neighbourhoods.”

For more information visit the council’s community pride pages.