Community Grants - Now open until 1 July 2021

The council's Community Grants Scheme is now open until 5pm on Thursday 1 July 2021. 

The Community Grants programme focuses on the outcomes and the differences that are made as a result of projects or activities and not solely the activities themselves. The council is keen to understand the benefits for residents and any positive changes as a result.

Therefore, grant applications will need to:

  • Detail the outcome(s) that will be achieved by the activity.
  • Tell the council how applicants will provide evidence that the specified outcomes have been achieved.

Preference will be given to funding applications which meet the council's priorities, including those contained in EBC’s Corporate Plan, together with any others detailed at the time grant funding is made available. Full details will be published here.
In addition to the priorities mentioned above, projects that can demonstrate a positive impact on one or more of the following areas will be welcomed:

  • Improving community cohesion.
  • Improving mental and physical health.
  • Reducing social and economic inequality.
  • Reducing barriers to activities.

These could be subject to change over the life of this policy, details will be published on the website at the time the funding round is launched.

Read the Guidance and help notes about the Community Grants scheme..Alternatively, please contact the council's Community Engagement Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice and assistance. 

Community Grants application form (docx, 110KB)

Small Arts Grants

Are you passionate about the Arts, music, dance, theatre, supporting community groups?

If you are an arts professional, community group, local individual or arts organisation within the borough, we may be able to help with your creative initiative. All projects are to be for the benefit of our residents in Erewash. Erewash Borough Council offer small grants each year and we are pleased to announce despite some delays our usual grant is open for the remainder of the financial year until March 2021.

We have a small grants fund that not-for-profit organisations, voluntary groups and charities can apply to, to support the development of arts and culture within the borough. To qualify you need to be a constituted group with a bank account.

The maximum award available is anything up to £800.00. Successful candidates will need to evidence other sources of income in support of projects, this small pot usually works to match fund creative activity.

The total funding available is limited, so once the budget has been allocated for the year the grant programme is closed until the following April. For an application pack or to discuss your ideas further please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 9072244 ext. 4604.

Support for local groups and Community Sport Providers

Erewash Borough Council Sport and Health Development Team strive to support local community groups and clubs in a variety of ways. We appreciate grant funding is a challenge for most groups and we are committed to supporting groups in this area. As a service we don’t have funds to support clubs directly but we can offer the following:

  • Regular updates on local, regional and national funding opportunities.
  • Dedicated staff to support groups with funding applications.
  • Networking opportunities, promoting shared resources.
  • Information regarding local and national campaigns that groups can take advantage of.
  • Support in accessing relevant training for staff and volunteers.

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator) or call 0115 907 2244 ext. 3961.