Community grants - COVID 19

Grants for voluntary and community groups in North Lanarkshire

What is the purpose of this grant scheme?

This grant scheme exists to provide small amounts of funding, within a short timescale, to promote projects or activities which bring community benefit. During the current public health crisis it has been decided to alter the criteria for qualifying for this grant to only accept applications for projects that support the management and recovery from COVID-19.

Who can apply?

To apply you must be a voluntary organisation or community group operating in North Lanarkshire.

What can be funded?

Grants may be used for various purposes including equipment, accommodation/let charges, running costs, programme costs, improvements and building repairs as long as they are related to COVID-19 activity in local communities and the recovery from the crisis.

What can't be funded?

Grants are not made for:

  • activities that started before the application being made
  • items of equipment of a personal nature
  • repairs/improvements to premises not owned by or leased to the organisation applying

How much can I apply for?

The maximum you can apply for is £1,000. You can apply up to three times in any one financial year for different activities (or for the same activity if six months have passed since the last application) but the total funded to any one organisation in any one year must not exceed the £1,000 limit.

What is the timescale for submitting applications?

Community Grants operate on a rolling programme so you can apply at any time, however, you should apply in plenty time for your application to be processed as this can take up to eight weeks.

Application Deadline: 10am Tuesday 23 June 2020 (application considered 6 July 2020)

Application Deadline: 10am Tuesday 8 September 2020 (application considered 21 September 2020)

The position with further deadlines towards the end of the financial year will be reviewed in due course.

What is the application process?

An application form should be completed and all additional information, for example constitution and financial details, should be attached to your application and sent to

Where can I get help with the form?

You can download the form word icon here [48kb].  Information on completing the application form can be found in the pdf icon guidance notes [197kb].  If you would like any further help or advice in completing the application form please contact the Grants Administration Officer for your area (details in the 'contact us' section. 

What happens next?

On receipt of the application an email will be sent confirming that it has been received, allocating the application with a reference number and detailing any additional or missing information required. The email will also indicate the date on which the application will be considered. The process takes approximately eight weeks and you will be advised of any decision within seven working days of the decision being made.

Contacting us

Please use the 'contact us' box if you cannot decide of this fund is best for you. 

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