Each year the Council identifies funds in its budget to be used for grants.  In addition the Council is responsible for the management of a number of charities and trusts.  Since 2012 the Council has awarded over £24,000 to local community groups and charities.  To view the grants awarded in the past see the Grants Awarded section at the bottom of this page.

Who can apply for a grant?

We welcome applications from community and voluntary groups, charities and non-profit making organisations that benefit the community of Appleby-in-Westmorland.  We do not accept applications from individuals or businesses whose purpose is to make a profit.

To be eligible groups and organisations must have their own constitution and bank account with at least two unrelated signatories.

What can be funded?

Grants are available for either projects or events that benefit the residents of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

How much can be applied for?

The minimum grant is £50 and the maximum £2,000.  Each application will be considered on its own merits but the presumption is that grants will typically be £250.  Awards towards the maximum level will be the exception and such projects and events will need to demonstrate significant community need and match funding.  All grants require a minimum of 20% match funding although 10% can be in-kind.

How to apply?

The Council considers grant applications in January and July each year.  Applications to be considered in January must be received by the 13th December.  Applications to be considered in July must be received by 14th June.

Grant Application Form (Word Doc)

Grant Application Form

Grant Application Guide

Other sources of funding

There may be other sources of funding available for your project or event.  Further details can be found on Westmorland and Furness Council’s website using the following link:

Charities and Trusts

Charity of Mrs Hannah Kennington (Deceased) 503022

The Charity of Mrs Hannah Kennington (Deceased) is a registered charity. The charity is for “general charitable purposes for the benefit of Appleby people”.

The Ingram Dawson Legacy 215561

The Ingram Dawson Legacy is a registered charity. The charity is “for the use of the Borough itself, especially improving and beautifying it, to make it an attractive town”.

Grants Awarded – from 2016 onwards

DateGroup / OrganisationProject / EventAmount Awarded
Nov-23Appleby Town CouncilFunding towards Heritage Cast Iron Fingerposts and Noticeboards£1000
Nov-23Platinum PlaygroundRefurbishment of the King George V Playground£2000
Oct-232192 Appleby Air Cadets50% Funding for 3 Air Cadets - trip to Normandy on the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings£1050
Oct-22Appleby Community Acting Together2022 Christmas Lights Contribution£2000
Feb-22Great North Air AmbulanceRapid Response Vehicles£500
Feb-22Appleby Emergency Reponse GroupContribution towards 2022 Operational Costs£2000
Feb-22Appleby SmarterCost of Shredder and Lawnmower£608.38
Feb-21Appleby Emergency Response GroupContribution to 2021 Operational Costs£2000
Jan-21Appleby Community Acting Together2021 Christmas Lights Contribution£2000
Jan-21Appleby Primary SchoolA Celebration of Horse Fair Workshops and Panels£2000
Jan-21Great North Air AmbulanceLife Saving Funding Service£250
Feb-20Appleby Emergency Response GroupContribution towards 2020 Operational Costs£2000
Feb-20Great North Air AmbulanceLife saving Funding Project£1000
Jan-20Appleby Primary SchoolEmma's Building Outdoor Area£2000
Aug-19Appleby Town Carnival and SportsContribution towards Carnival costs£400
Jan-19Appleby Primary SchoolMagic Flute Production£160
Jan-19Eden TimebankTraining Course£160
Jan-19Great North Air AmbulanceDonation£250
Oct-18Appleby Community Acting TogetherContribution towards 2018 Christmas Lights£2000
Jul-18Appleby Carnival and SportContribution towards Carnival£1000
Jul-181st Appleby ScoutsContribution towards the purchase of tents£300
Mar-18St Lawrence's PCCHeart of Eden Newsletter£650
Jan-18Great North Air AmbulanceDonation£250
Oct-17Appleby Community Acting TogetherContribution towards Christmas Lights£2000
Jul-17Appleby Remote CinemaContribution towards projector and sound system£2000
Jan-17 Great North Air AmbulanceDonation£100
Dec-16St Lawrence's PCCHeart of Eden newsletter£650
Nov-16Appleby Community Acting TogetherContribution towards Christmas Lights£2000
Jul-16Appleby Carnival and SportsContribution towards Carnival£600
Jan-16Great North Air Ambulance Donation£250
Jan-16Eden TimebankContribution towards promotion£250
Jan-161st Appleby ScoutsContribution towards Scout Hut refurbishment£2000