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SHIRE Community Grants open for applications

9 May 2022

There’s good news for social enterprises and voluntary or community organisations as the SHIRE grant programme reopens for applications.

The SHIRE Community Grant programme enables VCSE (Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise) sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services, and activities that help improve the lives of vulnerable people in Leicestershire.

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for a small grant (max £3,000) or a large grant (max £10,000) for community-based projects and activities that are specifically focused on supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities.

This programme is particularly interested in funding services, projects and activities that will:

  • improve the lives, health and wellbeing of vulnerable or disadvantaged people and communities in Leicestershire
  • provide community-based early intervention and prevention solutions which help to reduce demand on Council and other public services
  • complement existing services already being delivered

The SHIRE Grant programme for 2022-23 will be administered over 3 rounds of funding. Round 1 is now open and the deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th June 2022. Two further rounds of funding will follow throughout the remainder of 2022.

Further information is available on the Leicestershire Communities website.