Shire Community Grants

20th April 2018

To help deliver the priorities of Leicestershire County Council’s Communities Strategy, the Council’s SHIRE Community Grant programme for 2018-19 is now OPEN for applications.

Eligible organisations will be able to access grants of up to £10,000 and/or smaller grants of up to £3,000 for community based projects and activities that improves the lives of vulnerable/disadvantaged people and communities.


The SHIRE Community Grant programme will enable voluntary and community sector organisations (including social enterprises and Town/Parish Councils) to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershire.


We are particularly interested in funding new and innovative projects that will:


  • improve the lives, health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and communities in Leicestershire
  • provide early intervention and prevention based solutions which help to reduce demand on Council services
  • complement existing services already being delivered


Organisations interested in applying for a grant will need to discuss their project proposal with the Grant Officers before completing an online application form.


Although applications can be submitted at any time, bi-monthly deadlines for applications have been scheduled for:


Monday 14th May 2018

Monday 9th July 2018

Monday 10th September 2018

Monday 12th November 2018


To apply for a grant, go to:


To discuss your project proposal, or for more information about the SHIRE Community Grant programme, contact the Grant Officers:


Tel: (0116) 305 7269 or (0116) 305 7020





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