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Grants available for community projects with Community Fund Awards 2018

Community Gateway Association’s (CGA) AGM Community Fund Awards will present four grants of 2,000 pounds to project proposals supported by CGA members at its AGM on September 13th 2018. 

All Gateway Members in attendance will be able to vote for the community project they would like to support in each of six categories (outlined below). Runners up in each category will receive £250 towards their projects.

The fund will replace the Community Star Awards.

Applicants must complete an application from for each project they would like to submit and ensure they are received by CGA by 5PM on Friday August 17th 2018. Multiple applications are acceptable.

To apply, download the application form here:  AGM Community Fund Award Application 2018.docx [docx] 2MB and return to our freepost address or email to . If you require a copy posting out, please get in touch.

The Community Empowerment Action Group will shortlist three project proposals for each category, with the winning project being voted on by CGA members at its Annual General Meeting on September 13th 2018.

Shortlisted applicants will be expected to attend the AGM to promote their project. We might also film a short segment about your project prior to the AGM or invite you to perform at the AGM if this is relevant e.g. a dance troupe.


The categories are below:

  • Environmental Project

This award is for a project which will have an impact on the environment within a Community Gateway Association neighbourhood. This might be for an initiative which improves a piece of land or for gardening or hanging basket activity in a neighbourhood.  Engagement and involvement with local people will be key for this project.

  • Equality & Diversity Project

This award is for a project which will support the equality and diversity agenda within our neighbourhoods and have an impact on CGA communities. It may be for a project which supports disabled people to live active, independent lives, for an elderly group to undertake social activities, or for a BME group to celebrate culture and community locally. 

  • Performing Arts Project

This is for performing arts activity across our neighbourhoods. This could include drama classes, dance activity or music workshops and performances. We want to see projects which engage with significant numbers of local people and which offer opportunities for people to get involved in activities in an ongoing basis.

  • Health & Wellbeing Project

Need some funding to deliver an activity that will improve the Health and wellbeing activity in a CGA neighbourhood? Then this fund could be for you. This might include football clubs, walking groups, art classes or photography clubs.  We want projects which can show an impact on the health and wellbeing of local people.