Community Chest

The scheme gives local organisations a chance to bid for funding.

The scheme gives local organisations a chance to bid for funding.

Ellington Brownies

Bedlington FC

Rothbury Pipers

Koast Radio

Howick Hall

Cramlington Youth Project

Northumberland County Council is pleased to announce that the Community Chest Scheme 2017-18 is now OPEN for applications.

Please note: Due to unprecedented interest in the scheme within the North Northumberland Local Area Council area, the scheme was fully allocated in that area in Round 1 and the scheme in that area is now closed. It remains open for Help For You applications.
If your project seeks to benefit the County as a whole, then it may be considered as a Countywide project, for which £60,000 per annum is set aside. Such projects are considered by a separate panel of Area Chairs that meets more regularly. Although the maximum grant remains 75% of the actual costs, the upper limit will not normally exceed £10,000.  
If you would like to apply to the fund, please click on the form and guidelines links below.  Please note: The online application is a Google form and applicants will automatically receive a copy of their application in PDF format. Once your project is finished you will be required to submit a completion form. You can also request a link to a bespoke google docs application form via the email below address below.
NB If you submit paper documents, please do not use staples.
Grants of up to £200 are available for young people aged under 18 to support them in pursuing a particular ambition. A maximum of £2,000 has been ring-fenced for each LAC. Applications will be considered in two rounds following the timetable above. 

The grant panel will be looking for demonstrations of leadership, sporting excellence or other endeavour, which will inspire other young people or project a positive role model for others to follow.

Application form (PDF format)
Application form (Word Docs format)
Guidelines (PDF format)

For further information, please contact: 

Community Regeneration Team
Ecomony and Inclusion Policy Team
Planning and Economy Directorate
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF