There are some amazing things going on in our communities, many of which don’t get the recognition they deserve.

From food banks and projects to help people feel less isolated, to family fun days, festivals and music projects for children, to name just a few. We do our best to support as many ideas as possible, through our Community Grants scheme.

What are Community Grants?

Community Grants are small awards of up to £500, available to local groups and organisations in St Ann’s, Sneinton and Mapperley (Area 6 ). The awards are available for a huge range of projects – from ongoing services such as community language classes and sports activities, to one-off events like family fun days and community celebrations. Groups can apply for a Community Grant every 12 months.

How to apply

Simply download and return the Community Grant Application Form to us. Alternatively, we can pop a paper copy in the post for you. Next, your application will be considered by a panel made up of Renewal Trust Board members, representing the community, public and private sectors. The panel meets once a month (on the last Wednesday of the month), so it won’t be long before you hear whether or not your application has been successful. You will need to submit your application at least a week before the monthly panel meeting, if you want it to be considered that month.

If it’s your first application you can contact Bea, our Community Director, who can help you through the process. You can contact Bea on 0115 911 2226 or by email.

Please return your form to:

The Administration Team, The Renewal Trust, 27-31 Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2DG

or you can email it to us.

Sharing your feedback

If you’re awarded a Community Grant, we’ll ask you to share how your event or activity went, once it’s taken place. You’ll need to do this to be eligible for Community Grants in the future. To send us your report simply download the Community Grant Feedback Form. Alternatively, we’ll happily send you a paper copy.

Please return your form to:

The Administration Team, The Renewal Trust, 27-31 Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2DG

or you can email it to us.

“With our Community Grant we provided the local community with a fun day out. A day that all the family could enjoy, something to bring the community together. The event got people talking to each other, new friendships were made and most of all, people had fun.”

Friends of Colwick Woods

Backlit Gallery & Studio – screen-printing and photography workshops for disadvantaged young people, in partnership with Community Recording Studio (CRS).

The Liz Winwood Foundation – an early intervention music programme for children, run in local primary schools to boost social and communication skills, as well as inspire a love of music.

Greenway Community Centre – high quality English language classes to boost community cohesion, aimed at those who may struggle with mainstream classes, because of the pace, childcare issues or a lack of confidence.

Project AGAPE – a project to meet, talk to and befriend older citizens, over tea and cake in a relaxed atmosphere, to explore what they’d like to see in the community that would benefit them.

Chase Neighbourhood Centre – family fun day for local families called ‘Holding Hands’ – this is the 13th year the event has taken place.

Skate Nottingham – a local mentoring project working to involve more young people in skating, while rising the profile of the sport.

Friends of Colwick Park – a family fun day for local people aimed at introducing more people to their local natural habitat and history, as well as wider environmental issues.

These are just some of the community projects we’re supporting. If you’d like to know more or discuss your idea with us informally, please feel free to get in touch.