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Your SHIRE Community Grant

Your SHIRE Community Grant is a new approach to helping local groups and organisations to provide community services and activities that support young, old or vulnerable people, help promote their independence and reduce demand for public services.

Your Shire Grant

Your SHIRE Community Grants are different from other grants in that applicants and their representatives are involved in deciding which projects receive funding at ‘Decision nights’ for each theme. Members of the public also have the opportunity to comment on the proposals online.

Groups can apply for up to a maximum of £2,500 and projects must fit into one of the following themes:


– Eating healthy for less

– Encouraging young people to achieve

– Getting active

– Supporting older people to live independently

– Supporting Carers

– Supporting vulnerable people


Please open the PDF below for more information or visit

Your Shire Community Grant – further information

For help or advice with submitting an application, applicants can email leicestershireforums@ or call 0116 3057034.

If you would like to discuss your project proposal in more detail (with an officer), need help filling out an application form or want to discuss other aspects of participating in Your SHIRE Community Grants, you can also attend a support workshop. Details of workshops can be found in the PDF above.

Good luck everybody!