Small Community Grants

Ward Member Budgets

Each city councillor has an annual budget of £1,500 to spend in their ward on projects that provide economic, social and environmental benefit to the local community.

Funded projects and events may be run by:

  • Local community and voluntary groups
  • Charities
  • Schools
  • Other community interest organisations

Organisations must be able to demonstrate how the project will benefit a wide and diverse number of the local community, in line with the council’s inclusive ethos.

Potential funding opportunities are considered at the discretion of individual councillors, and applications are put to Full Council for approval.

If you have a project in mind which might benefit from a small contribution, please contact your local ward councillor. Useful documents for councillors:

To see previous projects supported, download accounts of Ward Member Budget spend.