Leigh Community Centre

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Grant Award Scheme

In 2016 the Council decided to create a new system to enable them to award grants to community groups and projects operating within Leigh-on-Sea. We aim to help organisations that are either non-profit making or charitable, and allow groups to apply for a grant of up to 500 once a year. This could be for any community initiative which benefits residents, the grant can also be used for room hire at Leigh Community Centre.

Groups applying for the grant should ideally have clearly written aims and objectives, a written constitution, membership rules and a bank account in its own name with more than one authorised representative required to sign each cheque, however all applications will be considered by the Council.

We cannot accept applications from political parties, commercial organisations, purposes for which there is a statutory duty upon other local or central government departments to fund or provide or organisations intending to support or oppose any particular political party or to discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or disability. 

All grants are awarded at the councils discretion, to organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to achieve an objective that will benefit the Town by:

  • Providing a service or requiring room hire at Leigh Community Centre
  • Providing activities
  • Enhancing the quality of life
  • Improving the environment
  • Promoting Leigh-on-Sea in a positive way

Applications will NOT be considered for: 

  • Projects which benefit single individuals or private business projects
  • Projects that are the prime statutory responsibility of other government bodies
  • Projects that simply replace existing facilities with no significant improvement
  • Projects that improve or benefit privately owned land or property
  • Projects that have already been completed, or will have been by the time the grant is issued
  • Prize money

For more information or to request a copy of the Grant Award Application Form please contact Leigh-on-Sea Town Council directly on 01702 716288 or by emailing council@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk.