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Three Year Grants

The submission period for expressions of interest for the Three Year Grant scheme has now closed.

The three work areas and the requirements for each are summarised below. The full requirements for each work area can be downloaded from the links or are available from the Grants Helpline.

Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support proposals must illustrate how your organisation will advocate on behalf of the sector at a strategic level, giving the sector a voice and a means to influence issues that are important to this community and how it will help build and maintain an independent, strong and resilient sector and what it will do to achieve this. The funding available is approximately £75,000.

Priority Neighbourhood proposals should detail how your organisation will provide services and activities that will support communities in the five differing Priority Neighbourhoods to address the individual needs of each in order to build strong, cohesive communities; support vulnerable people; work to address inequality and bring people together. The funding available is approximately £116,000.

Equality Support proposals are invited from organisations operating by and on behalf of people with protected characteristics. Submissions should detail how your organisation will represent communities with protected characteristics, giving them a voice and a means to influence issues that are important to them. A Hate Crime Service is also included within this work area and proposals should detail how your organisation will raise awareness of the nature and extent of hate crime and how victims of hate crime with protected characteristics will be supported. The funding available is approximately £80,000.

Following negotiations, the closing date for final submissions is 20 October 2017 with decisions on the allocation of funding being made in early December 2017.

For more information on the arrangements and key dates for this grant please view the Three Year Guidance document.

For more information on this grant please see our FAQs.

Arrangements for the allocation of three year grants for 2018/19 onwards have now been determined and can be viewed in the Executive Member Decision paper.


As part of the application process for council grants, organisations must be registered to the Grants online registration system. For more information, please see details below and refer to our Registration Guidance.


You only need to register once and you can update your organisation’s registration details at any time but it must be finalised at the point of submitting your application form.

It is a condition that all organisations need to supply the following documents:

  • constitution or governing document
  • equality and diversity policy
  • safeguarding policy
  • copy of the organisation’s most recent accounts

For more information please see our Registration guidance.

Register or login


We publish all grant awards to meet our obligations under the Local Government Transparency Code. This code is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

We have published our payment data made through the following schemes, Community Grants, New Homes Bonus, Positive Activities Subsidy and Three Year Grants since 2013. Awards made under Member Awarded Funding have been published since its launch in 2016, and future awards made under the new Area Wide Grant will also be featured. All award data is available on the Open Data webpage.

Help and support

The Grants Helpline, 01454 865865, is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or email

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