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Community Facilities Fund

Please note the Community Facilities Fund is now closed

Applicants for Round 8 will be notified late March 2020.

The Community Facilities Fund is open to applications from any constituted community group / organisation and Town or Parish Council in East Northamptonshire to apply for the use on community facilities within the district of East Northamptonshire.

The council is committed to supporting as many community projects as possible and this round will be managed slightly differently to previous rounds. For round eight community groups will be able to apply for up to £10,000 with no requirement for match funding.   

Please see the CFF Round 8 Process flowchart.

What can the fund be used for?

This fund is for capital work only, such as building and construction costs; refurbishment works; large items of equipment etc. The following are examples of what we can fund:

  • Environmental improvements
  • Community centres / village halls
  • Sports clubs
  • Play equipment for parks and open spaces
  • Footpaths and cycle ways connecting to East Northamptonshire Greenway
  • Carparks where they are part of a larger scheme to promote health and wellbeing
  • Schools / libraries / churches where they can show it is for the benefit of the whole community

How to apply for the fund

Before you apply please contact Lucy Hawes on 01832 742268 or by email at lhawes@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk to register your interest and discuss your application no later than Friday 31 January 2020. Deadline for submission of your application (with supporting documents) is Friday 14 February 2020 at 5pm to communitydevelopment@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

CFF Round 8 Application Form

CFF Round 8 Scoring Criteria

CFF Round 8 Terms and Conditions

Previous rounds of the CFF

The Council's Policy and Resources committee approved the awards listed in these tables for round one (2013/14), round two (2014/15), round three (2015/16), round four (2016/17), round five (2017/18), round six (2018/19) and round seven (2019/2020) of the CFF.

See our CFF gallery for photographs of previous successful groups.