Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme

A wide range of activities can be funded through revenue or capital grants, and need to meet at least one of the outcomes listed below:

  • Improved understanding of different people and cultures in our local community
    For example, reminiscence and oral history projects, local history exhibitions, parish surveys, projects to bring together different cultures or generations.
  • Increased involvement from people who face barriers to participation in community life
    For example, involving people in learning activities, integrated sports activities for disabled and non-disabled people, school holiday activities for families on low income, activities in rural areas where access to public transport is limited.
  • Greater use of community buildings or outdoor community spaces particularly in rural areas
    For example, refurbishing buildings to support new activities, equipment for village film clubs/ luncheon clubs/ drama clubs etc., children’s play areas, multi-use games areas, wildlife/ community gardens, environmental improvements.
  • Healthier and safer lifestyles for the whole community
    For example, promoting healthier eating, running self-help groups, sports projects, walking and cycling projects and well-being classes.
  • Increased participation in arts and cultural activities which are accessible to the whole community
    For example, developing music skills, events that attract new audiences, taster sessions to introduce people to the arts, using new venues, community theatre or music productions.


Town and Parish Councils are not eligible to apply.

Organisations in receipt of a Service Level Agreement from the Borough Council are not eligible to apply for capital or revenue support from this Fund, even if your project is separate to your core business funded by the SLA.

Please note all successful applicants will be required to include the logo for the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk on all relevant materials and publicity, and include the words ‘supported by’.  You can download the logo using the link at the bottom of this page – if you need any other formats, or require any assistance to use the logo, please get in touch.  The Borough Council will need to approve any publicity relating to a grant from this fund. 

Funding decisions are expected to be announced in February 2024.

Revenue grants:
Revenue grants are available up to a maximum of £2,500. Revenue grants can cover running costs and activity/ operational costs, although applications purely for salaries/ core costs are unlikely to be supported. With your application, please submit relevant quotes for the funding you are requesting.

Please note: Revenue grants are to be spent within 1 year. Organisations applying for revenue funding will only be eligible to apply for the same or similar activity for a maximum of 3 consecutive years. After this time, no further award will be made for a period of 2 years, unless it is for a completely new and unrelated project.

Applications should not include a mix of revenue and capital costs.

Capital grants:
Capital grants can cover equipment, building, and refurbishment costs. With your application, please submit three quotes for your capital project. Grants can cover up to 1/3 of the total cost of your project, up to a maximum grant of £10,000. The requested amount should be based on 1/3 of the total cost of the cheapest quote provided. Your application will need to show how the remainder of your costs will be raised. All capital projects need to adhere to the relevant Building Regulations and Planning Requirements.

Please note: Capital applications for £1,000 or less, may, at the discretion of the panel, be 100% funded without the need for match-funding. However the panel would normally expect the applicant to make a contribution.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant



30 November 2023 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group

Eligible Area

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk