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Local Initiatives Fund

This fund supports activities and improvements in our neighborhoods.

Local ward Councillors have an annual budget of £14,000 per ward for small grants (subject to the final agreement of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee).

They can go towards a variety of locally run activities like:

  • sports clubs
  • local festivals
  • youth activities
  • estate community events
  • environmental improvements
  • education and training classes
  • pensioner outings and day trips

How to apply

We strongly advise you to contact your local ward councillor(s) and discuss your project before making an application.

If you have received a LIF award from us previously, please make sure you have sent in all the required monitoring information before making your application. We won't be able to accept your application until we receive all this information.

2017-18 application deadlines

  • Tuesday 10 October 2017

  • Monday 11 December 2017 

  • Wednesday 31 January 2018

It is likely that funding will not be fully confirmed or awarded until nine weeks after the application deadline.

If your organisation submits an application form after any of the dates above, it will be considered in the next round of applications.

The following wards would like applicants to be aware that they are now reaching the end of their 2017-18 LIF budgets:

  • Caledonian

  • Hillrise 

  • Junction 

Please note that if you wish to apply for Holloway ward funding, there are two application deadlines per year - Tuesday 30 May and Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Previous grants

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