Local Community Budgets

Local Community Budget Grant Scheme is open for new grant applications

Local Community Budget applications can be made online using the Community Budget online form.

When applying for a grant please note the following points below:

  • Contact your Ward Councillor before you apply for a grant.
  • The minimum grant amount that can be awarded by each Councillor or the Youth Mayor is now £100.
  • The organisation must hold a bank account and a valid email address.
  • Know which wards your project will cover.

Do you have any bright ideas to improve your neighbourhood or know of a community group or organisation in your area that needs some financial help?

The Local Community Budget scheme was launched in 2011 and, since then, has been helping community groups and organisations to develop an idea, support an existing initiative or deliver a local priority. 

Stevenage Borough Council Councillors each have a budget of £2,500 and the Youth Mayor a budget of £3,300: a total of £100,800 to be allocated to support initiatives across the borough.

A grant from the Local Community Budget scheme can be used for a contribution to a local fun day, to make environmental changes, or to purchase equipment or match funding for a larger scheme or activity. You can have a say where this money is spent.

You are encouraged to submit bids that support local relief and recovery efforts as a result of Covid-19.

If you would like to find out if your community group/organisation can be supported by a Local Community Budget talk to your local Councillor. To find out who is your Local Councillor is use the link below:

Monitoring of the Local Community Budget Grants

If you are awarded a grant Stevenage Borough Council may ask you to provide evidence of how your local community budget grant was spent. Please remember to retain receipts, invoices, and if available press releases and photographs of the project.

Completed monitoring forms will be requested within six months of your application.

Contact us

If you require more information of Local Community Budgets please contact the Community Development Team email: localcommunitybudgets@stevenage.gov.uk  Tel: 01438 242242.

Please note that the above email address is the only address to be used for information, do not use any other email address.

Apply here 

Grant Application 2020/21

Remember, you must speak to your local ward councillor before completing an application for funding.


Guidance for applicants

Useful links

Find out who your councillor is

Councillor contact details

Related pages

Grants awarded