Councillor Community Grant Scheme

I welcome applications from local community groups for a share of my £3,000 devolved grant.

East Hampshire District Councillors have been given £3,000 each to spend within their communities.

The money can be used to support projects or plans that provide a valuable service to residents.

EHDC Leader, Councillor Ferris Cowper, said: “The Councillor Community Grant Scheme is intended to get funds directly to where it can do the most good, making use of councillors’ local knowledge and personal understanding of their community.”

The grants, limited to between £250 and £1,000, are only available to not-for-profit organisations running projects that benefit the community at large.

The projects must meet one or more special aims if it is to receive the funding. These include:

  • Environmental benefits
  • Healthier lifestyles and activities
  • Support for disadvantaged people
  • Supporting economic development
  • Community engagement
  • Capacity building

Cllr Cowper added: “Few people have a better understanding of a community than the councillor who serves it. This scheme gives councillors the means to help the projects that will provide the greatest benefit to their constituents.”

Support is available to help groups to develop project ideas and offer guidance on completing the application form. For more information contact John Geoghegan  Tel. 01730 234184.

For further information or to make an application for a grant click here