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Councillors' Initiative Fund

From 28th May 2019, Grants are available from the Councillors' Initiative Fund for residents, local groups and businesses to encourage beneficial community activity.

Purpose of fund

Each councillor has a total of £750 available to support work relating to:

  • small scale environmental improvements
  • community safety issues
  • beneficial community projects

Who can apply?

Following discussions with their local councillor, applications can only be submitted by the organisations and individuals listed below:

  • constituted* voluntary and community organisations
  • parish and town councils
  • High Peak Borough Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Derbyshire Police
  • Peak District National Park Authority

Where there is more than one councillor for an area or your suggestion covers more than one area, our councillors can work together to combine some or all of their funding.

(* A constituted group is a group run on a voluntary basis and set up as an organisation in its own right with a management committee, constitution and its own bank account.)

Can anyone else make an application?

The following organisations can make an application and lead a project but not receive funding. 

  • informal (un-constituted) voluntary and community organisations or a constituted group without a bank account
  • a safer neighbourhood team
  • individual borough or parish town councillors

An eligible organisation (see 'Who can apply?') would have to be willing to manage funds on behalf of the project.

How to apply

  1. discuss your suggestion with your local councillor before completing the  Councillors Initiative Fund application form [140KB]
  2. ensure that your project is managed by an eligible organisation, and named on the application
  3. complete the application form and return either by post HPBC PO Box 136 Buxton SK17 1AQ or email policy@highpeak.gov.uk

Applications for 2019-2020 must be submitted by Friday 21st February 2020.

Additional information

The document below contains details of the application criteria: