FCC Communities Foundation: Community Action Fund

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The FCC Community Action Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 to not-for-profit organisations for amenity projects eligible under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).

Eligible organisations are:

  • Registered Charity which operates a community facility
  • A Church or Parochial Church Council
  • A Parish or Town Council or a Management Committee or User Association acting on behalf of a Parish or Town Council
  • A Local Authority
  • A CASC Registered Sports Club

Projects must be sited within ten miles of an eligible FCC Environment landfill site. Within Kent there are two sites:

Norwood Landfill Site
Lower Road, Brambledown, Isle of Sheppey, Kent ME12 3AJ

Allington
Laverstock Road, Allington, Kent ME16 0LE

Applications for the provision, maintenance, or improvement of the following types of public amenity are accepted:

  • Village halls and community centres
  • Public play areas
  • Publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
  • Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
  • Churches – community spaces only
  • Nature reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
  • Museums

Work must be targeted on a specific amenity at a single location. In all cases the project site must be open and accessible for the general public. It should be somewhere where the general public can go, join, or use without any limit or restrictions of use (or with reasonable access costs) being in place.

To be eligible, the project site must be owned, leased or under long term formal management agreement by the applying organisation. Any lease or management agreement must be in place before any application is made and have at least five years left to run.

Costs associated to contractors, materials, capital costs and small items of equipment used by volunteers and staff to deliver the project are eligible. General maintenance, running costs and contingency will not be funded.

Please note, successful applicants will be eligible to pay a 10.75% Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment before any funds are released. Read guidance on CTP payment here and how to calculate it

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Applications reviewed quarterly.

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder directly for more information.

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