We recognise the valuable role that voluntary, community and faith groups play in enhancing the life of the people of Fylde. We are committed to supporting local groups and organisations across Fylde to access opportunities and secure funding to improve services and facilities in your local area. You must be based in the Fylde Borough or work exclusively with people who live in Fylde. There are two types of funding available, details are as follows:

Grants from £300 to £2000

Fylde Community Projects Fund awards grants of between £300 – £2000 (bids should be match funded however, contributions in kind will be considered) to groups that are based in Fylde, or work exclusively with people who live in the Borough.

The fund has been extended for a further year 2019-20 with an indicative figure of £5,500 per bidding round for bids of £300-£2000 (of which there are three). Please see further details below.

Who can apply?

  • You must be based in the Fylde Borough or work exclusively with people who live in Fylde
  • You must identify a clear need for the project
  • You must be a Fylde local managed voluntary, community or self-help group

The Criteria

To be eligible for a grant, your proposed activity must meet one or more of the objectives set out in the Council’s Corporate Plan:

  • To Promote the Enhancement of The Natural and Built Environment
  • To Encourage Cohesive Communities
  • To Promote a Thriving Economy

Examples of what we may fund

  • Projects that encourage young people to reach their potential
  • Projects that enhance the skill levels in the community that will be attractive to future employers
  • Projects that bring young and older community members together
  • Projects that enhance the cultural heritage of Fylde
  • Projects that give learners better access to a wider range of learning opportunities
  • Projects that enhance the natural environment such as park enhancements
  • Please note that this is not a definitive list. You may have a new innovative project that we could fund or enhance an existing project to bring in a new element

What we cannot fund

  • Non–Fylde based projects
  • Projects lasting more than 6 months from receipt of the grant
  • Activities which have already taken place before we offer you a grant
  • Individuals
  • Political or religious activities
  • Applications from Town or Parish Councils
  • Projects which result in personal gain (you must have charitable objectives)
  • Statutory organisation or work which is their responsibility
  • Political bodies
  • Debts and other liabilities
  • Travel or trips
  • Social events (other than where there are clearly defined educational benefits)
  • Maintenance of motor vehicles
  • Ongoing revenue costs, including salaries, hire of venues/equipment
  • Animal welfare

Please note this list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.

There may only be one application made per year per community group/project and the panel’s decision is final.

When should I apply?

  • Round 1 Application submitted before 31st May
  • Round 2 Applications submitted before 31st October
  • Round 3 Applications submitted between 28th February

How does the application process work?

  • If your project is shortlisted a member/s of your group will be invited to the panel meeting to give any further background information and answer any questions the panel may have (applicants are reassured that this is an informal as possible process)
  • The process will take approximately 2-3 months from applying to receipt of decision so forward planning is essential for ALL projects
  • Applications will be considered on their own merits
  • Applications will only be classed as complete if accompanied by all requested supporting documents

The Panel

Bernard Whittle – Independent (Community Safety Partnership Chair)
Michele Scott – Community and Voluntary Sector
Inspector Mick Jones – Lancashire Constabulary
Mayor of Fylde
Tracy Manning – Fylde Council
Sarah Dunne – Health (Active Lancashire)

How should I apply?

By email: joanne.collins@fylde.gov.uk

or by post to:

Jo Collins
Fylde Council
Community Projects fund
Town Hall
St. Annes
FY8 1LW

For any help or guidance regarding your application, please contact Jo Collins

Who can apply?

  • You must be based in the Fylde Borough or work exclusively with people who live in Fylde
  • You must be a Fylde local managed voluntary, community or self-help group

Examples of what we may fund

  • Encourages young people to reach their potential
  • Enhances the skill levels in the community that will be attractive to future employers
  • Brings young and older community members together
  • Enhances the cultural heritage of Fylde
  • Gives learners better access to a wider range of learning opportunities
  • Enhances the natural environment such as park enhancements

Please note that this is not a definitive list. You may have a new innovative project that we could fund or enhance an existing project to bring in a new element.

What we cannot fund

  • Non–Fylde based projects
  • Activities which have already taken place before we offer you a grant
  • Individuals
  • Political or religious activities
  • Applications from Town or Parish Councils
  • Projects which result in personal gain (you must have charitable objectives)
  • Statutory organisation or work which is their responsibility
  • Political bodies
  • Debts and other liabilities
  • Travel or trips
  • Social events (other than where there are clearly defined educational benefits)
  • Maintenance of motor vehicles
  • Ongoing revenue costs, including salaries, hire of venues/equipment
  • Animal welfare

There may only be one application made per year per community group/project and the panel’s decision is final.

Please note this list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive

How does the application process work?

  • The application will be sent electronically to the panel who will consider each project on its own merit
  • Applicants will then be advised if their application has been successful or not.

The Panel

Bernard Whittle – Independent (Community Safety Partnership Chair)
Michele Scott – Community and Voluntary Sector
Inspector Mick Jones – Lancashire Constabulary
Mayor of Fylde
Tracy Manning – Fylde Council
Sarah Dunne – Health (Active Lancashire)

How should I apply?

Please see forms for download to the bottom of the page.

By email: joanne.collins@fylde.gov.uk

By post:
Jo Collins
Fylde Council
Community Projects fund
Town Hall
St. Annes
FY8 1LW

For any help or guidance regarding your application, please contact Jo Collins on 01253 658505.