Community Planning Fund Grant
This grant programme is open for applications all year.
- Maximum grant awarded:
What is the Community Planning Fund?
The Community Planning Fund has been assisting communities in Bristol to participate in the planning process since 2006 through making grants to Neighbourhood Planning Network groups in Bedminster, Lockleaze, Redcliffe, Lawrence Weston, Old Market and St Pauls. It has assisted Gloucester Road and Bedminster to bid for Town Team status and in the case of the latter, win a £100,000 grant from central government to rejuvenate a shopping street. Funding for this initiative is being provided by Bristol City Council and a private charitable trust.
The aim of the Community Planning Fund Grant Programme
The aim of the grant programme is to assist planning groups to improve the quality of life in their community by:
- Participating more effectively in the planning of their area.
- Encouraging participation in shaping developments through effective community involvement.
- Leading and educating their local population in planning matters.
What can you apply for?
The grant programme will give priority to areas where there is:
- A large supply of development land.
- Significant social deprivation.
It will assist with the community involvement stages of the development of these areas. This might include publicity (e.g. leaflets), the cost of meetings, plan-writing etc.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications to this grant programme from small, local, voluntary and community organisations where a small amount of money can make a difference. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol.
Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.
Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. Alternatively you can request a hard copy application by post by contacting our office.