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.

How to apply

Applications can be made for a revenue grant or a capital grant, details of each can be found below. Applications should not include a mix of revenue and capital costs. To apply, complete the online application form linked at the bottom of this page.

When to apply

The Fund is currently closed to applications.

Who can help

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, please contact Catrin Hamer on 01603 623958 or email

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. 

Revenue grants:
Revenue grants are available up to a maximum of £2,500.
Revenue grants can cover running costs and activity/ operational costs.

Please note: Revenue grants are for 1 year only. Any one organisation applying for revenue funding will only receive funds for a maximum of 3 consecutive years for the same or similar activity. 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 purely for salaries/ core costs are unlikely to be supported.

Revenue grants will normally be paid upfront in one instalment.

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

Capital grants:
Capital grants can cover equipment, building, and refurbishment costs. Grants up to 1/3 of costs up to a maximum grant of £10,000 are available. 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 matched funding from other organisations. However the panel would normally expect the applicant to make a contribution.

Capital grants may be paid in instalments depending on the size of the grant – you will be advised of the timing of payments if your application is successful.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant

up to £10,000

Who can apply?

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

Eligible Area

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk