The SHIRE Community Grant programme for 2017-18 is now OPEN.

Grant Sources

To help deliver the priorities of Leicestershire County Council’s Communities Strategy, the SHIRE Community Grant programme will enable voluntary and community sector organisations (including social enterprises and Town/Parish Councils) to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershire.

Eligible organisations will be able to access grants of up to £10,000 and/or smaller grants of up to £3,000 for community based projects and activities that are focused on supporting vulnerable/disadvantaged people and communities.

The Council is particularly interested in funding new and innovative projects that will:

  • support the most vulnerable individuals and communities in Leicestershire
  • provide early intervention and prevention based solutions
  • complement existing services already being delivered

Organisations interested in applying for a grant are asked to read the Guidance Notes carefully and contact a Grant Officer to discuss their project proposal before completing an online application form.

The Grant Officers contact details:  By phone – 0116 305 7269 / 0116 305 7020 or email:


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