Community Activities Support Grant Round 2 is Open

Cotswold District Council’s Community Activity Support Grant scheme is inviting applications from groups across the district, with a deadline of midday on Monday October 14th.

Grants are available to support a wide range of community projects that bring people together in the Cotswolds and contribute to the quality of community life. A pot of £2,500 is on offer to each ward.

All applications must come from:

  • Constituted voluntary organisations
  • Town and parish councils
  • Registered charities
  • Excepted charities
  • Registered museums
  • Community Interest Companies

Only projects which contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents and the quality of community life are eligible.
Grants awarded will normally be between £100 and £1000 but in exceptional circumstances, or where the project benefit will be across multiple wards, larger grants may be considered.

Thirteen projects have been supported by the scheme, including the Avening Cafe Project, which aims to tackle social isolation amongst older residents and other groups in their community, and Cirencester’s Ozone Hub, a one stop shop for young people which offers volunteering opportunities for all ages along with employment support and training, has also been awarded a grant. Each project received £1,000.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Mike Evemy said, “We hope people from across the whole district will apply for funds to support events, activities or projects which will enhance the quality of life for local people. I’m particularly keen to support projects involving young people and those which will improve the quality of our environment by taking action to combat waste and climate change.”

To find out more and apply for a grant visit


Parish Council Grant Scheme 2018-19 Is Now Open

Each year Upper Rissington Parish Council allocates money to be awarded in grants to organisations for projects or events that will be of benefit to the residents of the parish.

The grant funding made available is allowed under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 which empowers the Council to spend some of its money, subject to limits, on any purpose that it considers to be “in the interests of, and will bring direct benefit to, their area, or any part of it, or all or some of its inhabitants”.

Applications for the financial year 2018/19 are now open.

Grant applications will be considered three times a year, in July, November, and March, by the Council as a whole.

You can find more information, including the application deadlines,  in the notes and application form below.


Please contact the Clerk if you have any questions.