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 Grants Awarded.

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 Eden District 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”.

Dorothy Chapman Trust

The Dorothy Chapman trust is not a registered charity and was left with no stipulation as to its use.

John Percival Fawcett Bequest

Managed by Eden District Council.  “For the upkeep and repair of the gardens and open spaces within the borough of Appleby”.