This document is intended to help applicants prepare and submit applications to the Investing in Communities Fund (ICF), which is a three year fund being delivered over the period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026 providing grants of up to £350,000 in total over this funding period. The ICF is a revenue fund, with availability of a small amount of capital funding of up to £20,000 for small scale capital costs, where this is directly linked to the revenue project. The value of the fund is expected to be approximately £10 million each year.
The fund will open at the end of March/early April 2022 and will close to applications approximately 4 to 6 weeks later. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able to do so once the fund opens.
This document provides further information on:
- the strategic context;
- aims and objectives of the ICF;
- the application process;
- eligible organisations;
- eligible project types;
- eligible and ineligible project costs;
- example projects and case studies.