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Community Funding

We have two community funding schemes to support the development of projects across Shepway

Ward Budgets 

The ward budget scheme is currently closed to applications. It is scheduled to to open again late Spring 2017.

Each of the 30 Shepway Councillors are allocated a 'ward budget' of up to £1,500 to spend on community projects in their ward.

Community organisations that are located in Shepway, or have a strong connection with the area, can apply for the ward budget.
These include:

  • Town and parish councils with a community tax of less than £21,000 a year
  • Community interest companies
  • Registered charities
  • Community and voluntary groups

Community groups can contact their ward councillor to apply for this funding.

Find your Councillor

How to apply

Download and complete the ward budget application form. Read the guidance notes on the form carefully before submitting it.

pdf icon Ward Budget Application Form and Guidance [558kb]

Find out who has had funding

See groups that received ward budget funding.

 pdf icon Ward Budget funding 2015-2016 [123kb]

Community Chest 

The Community Chest scheme is now closed.  It is scheduled to reopen in spring/early summer 2017.

Please email to register to be notified when the scheme reopens.

The community chest is a funding scheme that allocates grants to community groups and charities delivering projects for the benefit of Shepway residents.

Projects must not start before the grant has been awarded and the grant must be claimed within 12 months.
The grant and the funding is paid retrospectively (ie. evidence of the expenditure must be provided in order to claim the grant).

Please submit your application to and use this email address to request and editable version of the form. 

Alternatively post it to: Community Chest, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 2QY.