Peterborough Communities Fund

Please note: Applications for Communities Funds are now closed.

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The Peterborough Communities Fund is an exciting opportunity for people to make a real difference in their communities.

We’re looking to fund projects that get people involved with their local areas, and bring communities together. We’d like to support new projects - or ones ready to expand - that will make a lasting difference.

We welcome bids of all sizes - whether you need just a few hundred pounds or a much larger sum to develop something bigger. Groups can apply for up to £20,000. There is no lower limit.

Applications are invited from organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors, based in or outside of Peterborough. We particularly welcome joint bids and ideas with longevity and innovation.

The Communities Fund has been made possible as a result of Peterborough’s status as an Integration Area and Central Government funding for the Integrated Communities Strategy.

Before you apply

Please read the following guidance documents before completing the application form:

Communities Fund Guidance

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Communities Fund Q & A

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Communities Fund Assessment Guide

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Due to the high level and fantastic quality of bids for funding via the Communities Fund, we expect that the next panel meeting will be the last. In order to support to as many groups as possible in applying for the fund, the final panel has been postponed until mid September.

The deadline for bids is therefore Monday 26 August 2019.

There is around £85k of the £300k fund left to be allocated. As a result, it is possible that some bids that meet the benchmark won't be successful in being awarded funding - the panel will score the bids and those that score the highest (above the benchmark) will receive funding. To ensure your bid is in with the best chance, please refer to the guidance notes and Q&A document before submitting.

How to apply

Applications for Communities Funds are now closed.

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