RISE community grants

Find details of different grants under our RISE scheme and how to apply.

Our RISE (Resilient, Informed, Sustainable, and Engaged) grants programme is designed to support not-for-profit organisations in making positive improvements to our local communities.

Organisations that can apply for grants include community, cultural and sports sectors.

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Canterbury district grants 2024 to 2025

Strategic grants round 1 

Strategic grants support issues related to our corporate priorities, local needs and sector assessments. You can apply for either a £10,000 or £4,000 grant.

Project priorities

Projects and activities that promote social cohesion and inclusion will be prioritised including:

  • Intergenerational projects between adolescents and elderly residents to tackle negative perceptions and build social cohesion.
  • Projects to tackle loneliness and isolation within the elderly population, strengthening links in the community and overcoming difficulties such as transportation.
  • Projects to provide diversionary activity, promoting self-esteem, a sense of belonging for young people and prevent young people engaging in anti-social behaviour.
  • Cost of living and focusing on people in need of food, warmth and benefits.
  • Projects providing advice and guidance for people tackling substance abuse.

Funding up to £10,000

Project delivery funding up to £10,000 will be awarded to projects meeting one or more of our priorities with a maximum 5% core cost. Core costs include back office expenditure, day to day management, utilities and office support.

Funding up to £4,000

Core funding up to £4,000 will be awarded if your organisation’s core objectives meet one of the strategic grants priorities. You may apply for core funding rather than project support. Core costs will support non project based activity such as day to day management, utilities, office support and staffing.

The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 23 June 2024. Your project must take place between June 2024 and 3 March 2025.

Please read the strategic grants application guide before starting your online application:

Apply for a strategic grant

If you have any questions, please send an email to commissioning@canterbury.gov.uk.

Event concessions

Events concessions are aimed at not-for-profit organisations to support them in running events throughout the year. Applications can include support to cover costs such as:

  • administration fees
  • road closures in Canterbury district
  • site fees
  • cleaning and toilet costs (provided by Canterbury City Council contractors)

Applications are closed at the moment.