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Community grants and funding

  • Community grants and funding
  • Community grants and funding

Various grants and funding opportunities are available to voluntary organisations that provide the majority of their services to the residents of Brent. Organisations need to be properly constituted as a management committee or as a registered charity. 

Community Infrastructure Levy - CIL

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon, such as schools and roads.

CIL funds must also be spent on priorities that are agreed in consultation with the local community. This is known as ‘Neighbourhood CIL’ and can be used to support cultural activity.

Voluntary Sector Initiative Fund - local grants

Applications have now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied, we will be in touch shortly.

Edward Harvist Trust Fund

The grant is to fund one-off expenditure or that of a non-recurrent nature such as furniture, equipment, outings and cost relating to one-off events.

The maximum grant payable is £5,000 and should equal 70% of the total expenditure (organisations are required to fund 30% of the total cost through match funding).

Applications have now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied, we will be in touch shortly.

The grant will reopen in December 2019.

View the guidance notes and application pack

Love Where You Live

Grants are available for all residents, community groups and schools who have an idea to improve the environment, tackle social isolation or help to build better community relations. The maximum grant payable is £500. Applications can be made any time during the year and are reviewed once a month.

Love Where You Live Grant closing dates for 2020:

  • Friday 10 January 2020
  • Friday 14 February 2020
  • Friday 13 March 2020
  • Friday 10 April 2020
  • Friday 8 May 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020
  • Friday 10 July 2020
  • Friday 14 August 2020
  • Friday 11 September 2020
  • Friday 9 October 2020
  • Friday 13 November 2020

To apply and for more information on LWYL grants

Brent Youth Engagement Fund  

If you are a youth or community organisation in Brent, you can apply for funding to support your work. The Brent Youth Engagement Fund has three main strands.

  • Celebrating the successes of children and young people
  • Working to prevent children and young people joining gangs or getting involved in criminal activity
  • Supporting young people and their families, especially those who have been involved in low level crime

Further information TBC

Brent Advice Fund

The Brent Advice Fund (BAF) is a program of financial assistance created by Brent Council to help community organisations that provide advice in the following areas to the population of Brent:

  • Money and debt advice
  • Welfare benefit advice
  • Housing advice
  • Advice for older people and disabled people.

 BAF provides two types of support grants:

  • Advice grants
  • Capacity grants

Applications to the fund can be made at any time on the BAF website

Brent 4 Community

Brent 4 Community is a community funding support website for Brent. Voluntary and community organisations, charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations can search through hundreds of Government, Lottery, charitable trust, and other funds available on a European, national, regional and local basis. 

Visit the Brent 4 Community website