Community Fund

Do you have a creative, fun or interesting idea for an activity that helps build community?

The Community Fund is an ongoing small start-up fund to help individuals and small organisations start a community activity or group that supports bringing people together in a community focussed and healthy way. Applicants can be residents of Ebbsfleet Garden City and the immediate surrounding areas.

If you are a resident or small group/organisation and would like to start a singing group, and need to hire a venue, we could help. Or perhaps you would like to start a parent and child walking group? Maybe a school holiday football club or a coffee morning is more what you had in mind? Whatever your idea, we could help you get started with a fund amount of up to £500 towards your activity costs.

Applications are accepted four times per year during one of the funding rounds.

Applications should be submitted before the end of each round.

Round closing dates are:

Round One – June 9th
Round Two – August 30th
Round Three – November 3rd
Round Four – February 28th, 2025

Learning Surgeries

To attend one of the learning surgeries to get more help and information, contact us at communityfund@egctrust.org.uk to find out when they will be held. Or check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EbbsfleetGardenCityTrust

Application forms and additional support and information can be found below. For further information or to submit your application, please email your questions or completed application and supporting documents to: communityfund@egctrust.org.uk

Funded by EDC

Ready to apply?

The (editable PDF) application form can be found below (no need to print this form out you can type your details directly onto the digital form and email it to us).  To submit your application or for further questions, please email your completed application and supporting documents to: communityfund@egctrust.org.uk

FAQ’s

Community Cohesion means to create opportunities, through various activities, that enables different groups within communities to get on well together.

Health and wellbeing refers to activities that promote healthier lifestyles, and helps people feel more socially connected, purposeful and happier.

Individuals, groups, associations, or charities can all apply.

We accept applications every quarter starting in April. See our website for more information.

You can apply multiple times, however, on occasion priority may be given to first time applicants.

Yes, you’ll find plenty of information on our website, you can attend a learning surgery or speak to someone.

You can apply for any amount between £50 – £500. £500 is the maximum that will be given.

Your application will be reviewed by a coordinator and panel within two weeks after the closing date.

What has been happening

The Ebbsfleet Garden City Community Fund has completed its first year of funding community initiatives across the Garden City and surrounding communities. We are delighted to have collaborated with individuals, schools, charities, faith groups and more, to bring community projects that focus on community cohesion and health & wellbeing.

Projects have come in all shapes and sizes, take a look to see a sample of some of the things we have funded.

Ebbsfleet Baptist Church

Ebbsfleet Baptist Church

The Ebbsfleet Garden City Community Fund has completed its first year of funding community initiatives across the Garden City and surrounding communities. We are delighted to have collaborated with individuals, schools, charities, faith groups and more, to bring community projects that focus on community cohesion and health & wellbeing. Projects have come in all shapes and sizes, take a look to see a sample of some of the things we have funded.

Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

The application process was straight forward, and the disbursement of the funds was seamless and hassle-free.

Gravesham Repair Cafe

Gravesham Repair Cafe

Having this in an accessible venue provides a space for residents to build community connections over a cup of tea or coffee.

Ebbsfleet Indian Community

Ebbsfleet Indian Community

All Indian festival events are open to the wider community to partake in and enjoy these cultural get-togethers.

Ebbsfleet Events Committee

Ebbsfleet Events Committee

The event overall was a great success, with many stallholders registering heir interest in the upcoming Christmas fair.