Update 25 October 2021: The Community Buildings Fund is now closed up to the end of March 2022. A revised grants programme will be announced ready for April 2022
Community Associations can apply for a grant for up to three years to contribute to the annual running costs of your community centre. You can apply for a maximum of £5,000 per year: £15,000 over the 3 year period. The aim of the 3 year funding is to help Community Associations with their financial planning.
This fund is to contribute to the everyday running costs of community centres such as wages, utility bills, rent etc.
This fund cannot be used for refurbishment or building costs - please use the large grants fund for these types of projects.
Community Building Fund Grants will be for a maximum of 50% of the funding target unless your Community Centre is in one of our 20 target communities in which case you can apply for up to 80% of your annual running costs.
Applicants will need to demonstrate that there is community support for their project.
- List of our 20 target communities
- If you know your postcode you can find your Ward and Councillor
- See full terms and conditions
Clicking on the start button will take you to our online application form for the Exeter Community Buildings Fund.
It will take about 30 minutes to complete and you'll need to tell us how we can contact you, details about your project, your organisation's bank information, and the priorities you will be meeting. You will need to demonstrate that you have the required match funding.
Our Panel will meet bi-monthly to assess applications. We will let you know if you have been successful within 7 days of the date of the Panel.