The Council operates three grant schemes, details of which appear below. The objective of the Small Grants Scheme is to support and encourage a diverse range of community and youth activities, initiatives and events that meet the needs of the Nelson parish residents. We provide the small grants to organisations up to the maximum sum of £1,000.
The Ward Initiative funding programme is designed to allocate funding to each ward within the Nelson Town Council boundary via the ward Councillor. Each of the six wards has a budget of £1,000 set aside for small grants to for improvements within the ward. Councillors may also help fund additional activities for voluntary and community groups that do not fit the small grants criteria.
The Dropped Kerb Grant helps Nelson residents with 50% of the cost of having a dropped kerb installed by Lancashire County Council on the public pavement outside their home.
As our grant funding programmes are often over subscribed, we recommend that applicants explore as many other funding opportunities as possible, to ensure that we can support as many groups and projects as possible.