Community Grants - In-Year

In-Year Grants

In-Year Grants were established in 2003/2004 to assist with pump-priming of new groups and emergency matters arising for existing groups.  In 2007/2008 this programme was extended to include special events that contribute to community well-being and promote community cohesion and social inclusion within the borough.

Current budget - 2019 / 2020

In 2019/2020 the total budget for the In-Year programme is £25,000 and applications of up to a maximum of £2,000 will be considered.

If all available funds are exhausted in the initial round of the programme then there will be no further rounds - so plan ahead and apply early!

As of 4th September 2019, the funding for this year’s programme has now been exhausted. There will be no further rounds for this year. The In-Year Grants programme will be taken through a process of redesign in close collaboration with the community and voluntary sector before it aims to recommence in the new financial year April 2020.

Funding timetable

  Opening date Closing date
Initial Round Monday 15 April 2019 Wednesday 26 June 2019
2nd Round Monday 1 July 2019 Wednesday 4 September 2019
3rd Round Monday 9 September 2019 Wednesday 20 November 2019
4th Round Monday 25 November 2019 Wednesday 5 February 2020

It is essential that you read the 'General Guidance' notes before filling in the application form to ensure that your organisation is eligible for funding and that the activities or services for which you are seeking support meet the Council's own critical priorities and the overall needs of Southend's communities.

Funded groups will be required to keep financial records (receipts/invoices) of how the grant money was spent and to fill in a simple monitoring form at the end of the financial year.

As of 4th September 2019, the funding for this year’s programme has now been exhausted. There will be no further rounds for this year. The In-Year Grants programme will be taken through a process of redesign in close collaboration with the community and voluntary sector before it aims to recommence in the new financial year April 2020.

Page last updated: 09/10/2019