Capital grants

The 2018/19 capital grant scheme is now open to applications.

What are Capital Grants?

Capital grants are paid to meet the cost of major projects; usually for building works such as replacing an old and leaky roof.

The test of whether a grant application might fall under this heading is that it should either create a new asset for the local community, or substantially enhance an existing one.

Capital grants are likely to be higher in value than many other grants that the Council makes - typically between £5,000 and £20,000.

As a result somewhat different arrangements apply to the application process. Also, due to the high value of the grants concerned, the Council is unable to award many grants in any given year.

Organisations applying for capital grants must complete the capital grants application form. Explanatory notes for the specific additional criteria are set out below.


We are seeking to fund assets that will be made available for use by the whole community - hence the requirement for the applicant to submit a policy statement or equivalent (e.g. admissions policy) showing that this is the case.

Application forms