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Community Chest Scheme

Community groups, local charities and social enterprise businesses in your local council area may wish to seek funding. The Scheme is now open for 2020 and full details are available at the following link:

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Councillors/Community-Chest.aspx

The first round deadline is 2nd October and a second round will run until the 15th January 2021.

The Scheme supports up to 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £5,000. However, projects that are specifically related to the Covid-19 pandemic may apply for up to 100%.

In recognition of the fact that local council precepts were set before lockdown and the full implications of the pandemic were known, parish councils are able to apply to the Scheme for the first time but only for projects specifically related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Councils may apply for up to 100% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £5,000. The Scheme will support capital costs and one-off hire items.

There will be no Countywide budget this year as the focus of the Scheme is local.

The Community Chest continues to run with a small grant of up to £200 for a young person under 18 years of age to help them achieve an ambition. Full details are available at the above link.Please get in touch via the Scheme email address if you require further information: communitychest@northumberland.gov.uk