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Our Grants Scheme is designed to support local community organisations, charities, Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies delivering services, projects and events within Penrith.

We will consider one application per organisation each financial year (1st April to 31st March) but will not consider applications from individuals.

It is recommended that applicants thoroughly read the Council’s Grants Scheme before making an application and where necessary contact the Council for advice.

The Council will not fund salaries, hospitality, religious organisations (except for non-religious activities), core school expenditure or projects with party political links.

Ready to apply?

To apply for a grant download the application form, complete it in Microsoft Word and email to:

The Council will score applications using information from the application form  information is provided in the Grants Scheme.

Please use the underlined bold links below to open the Grants Scheme and to download the appropriate application form.

We would appreciate your feedback on the scheme and the forms, to help us improve and develop our service.

Grants Scheme Guidance

Grant Application form

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We will consider your request and respond to you in ten working days.