Folkestone Town Council

Local Grants

Folkestone Town Council offers two grant schemes:

Ward Grants
Folkestone Town Council Ward Councillors, each have a grant fund for initiatives in their ward. Applications for Ward Grants may be submitted by groups or individuals however applications must demonstrate a direct benefit to the ward, or any part of it, or to all or some of its residents. Eligible applicants include:

  • clubs and societies within the ward;
  • voluntary bodies and associations within the ward;
  • non-profit making organisations within the ward;
  • charitable bodies within the ward; and
  • individual members of the community within the ward.

If grant requests are in excess of £1,000 it is recommended that applicants apply via the Town Grant scheme. Requests over £1,000 via this scheme will be required to provide additional financial information to the Council.

Town Grants
Folkestone Town Council Town Grants scheme aims to help promote a vibrant and active local community by supporting voluntary groups and organisations in the fields of:

  • arts;
  • sport;
  • culture;
  • social care;
  • services for children and young adults;
  • services for the elderly and people with disabilities; and
  • many others who contribute to the wellbeing of the local community.

The following can apply for a grant of up to £2,500:

  • clubs and societies within the ward;
  • voluntary bodies and associations within the ward;
  • non-profit making organisations within the ward;
  • charitable bodies within the ward;
  • individual members of the community within the ward.

In order to qualify for assistance, applications must demonstrate a direct benefit to the Folkestone Town area, or any part of it, or to all or some of its residents.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme (Ward Grant). Click ‘Find out more’ for upcoming deadlines.

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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