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Community Initiatives Fund

1 April 2019

Applications are now open for the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) 2019/20.

The fund has been revised and includes a mix of previously available community grant funding schemes into a single fund, including:

    • the original CIF
    • Local Services Fund
    • Local Connection Fund
    • Cultural Development grants

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for:

    • capital projects
    • new service provision
    • cultural initiatives

There is now a micro-grants scheme with grants available up to £500 to support one-off community projects that make a real impact at a grass-roots level.

The fund is being administered by the Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC) on behalf of Essex County Council.


Please visit the EALC website for more information and details on how to apply.