Our community grants scheme is designed to support local community organisations, charities and CICs delivering services within Knutsford. We will consider one application per organisation each financial year (1st April to 31st March) but will not consider applications from individuals.

It is recommended that applicants thoroughly read the council’s grants policy before making an application and where necessary contact the Town Clerk for advice on your application.

The council will not fund salaries, hospitality, religious organisations (except for non-religious activities), core school expenditure or projects with party political links.

Ready to apply?

Applications for donations and small grants can now be submitted via this website. Simply click the button below to start your application. You can save your application and return to it at a later date.

Applications for large grants should download the application form and submit by email to: townclerk@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

OUR FUNDING OBJECTIVES

We look for projects to meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. Provide improved opportunities/services for those aged 18 and under
  2. Provide improved opportunities/services for those aged 65 and over
  3. Provide a new or improves an existing asset or service which will benefit a significant percentage of residents
  4. Enhance the profile and/or reputation of Knutsford

The council will score applications using information from the application form based on achieving outcomes, value for money, strong governance and fitting with the council’s strategic aims. More information is provided in our grants policy.

THREE GRANT FUNDING ROUTES

Donations

Funding of up to £200.

A simplified process to help the smallest community projects.

Application deadlines:

  • 10th April 2024
  • 31st August 2024
  • 31st December 2024

Small Grants

Funding of up to £1,500.

Small grant applications are awarded three times per year.

Application deadlines:

  • 10th April 2024
  • 31st August 2024
  • 31st December 2024

Large Grants

Funding awards of over £1,500.

Our large grants are awarded annually and paid each April.

Application deadlines:

  • 31st August 2023
  • 31st August 2024
  • 31st August 2025