Throughout the year we run different grant schemes offering support to community projects.

The following grants are available to apply for:

Voluntary Organisation Grants

A grant fund is available to support voluntary organisations towards their revenue or capital expenditure. Organisations that apply must provide services or facilities that meet the needs of communities in the Ribble Valley or that directly benefit residents of the Ribble Valley as a whole.  Applicants must demonstrate that they support or develop community action in a way that is sustainable and contributes to local community life. Applications will only be accepted from properly constituted organisations operating on a non-profit making basis. A valid constitution or memorandum and articles or association, which clearly indicates the voluntary or charitable status of the organisation, will need to accompany any application made. For further details on how to apply please contact

This grant closed on 31 January 2022.

Funding for lunch clubs 

The aims of this project are to provide services to support older and more vulnerable people in the community and provide a point of contact for those residents with other partner agencies 

This grant can support new or existing groups offering a regular lunch club or meeting. To apply complete the Lunch Clubs application form.

Sporting Excellence Grant

We operate a fund which is available to help support talented athletes. For more information and how to apply see Sport and Recreation Grants.

Deadline 31 January

Ribble Valley Recreation and Culture Grant Fund

This grant scheme invests in the development of recreational and cultural activity in the Borough. Supporting the future health and wellbeing of the Ribble Valley community through arts, sports & community projects. Please read the FAQs for further information. To apply online complete the Recreation and Culture Grant Form or download the pdf version and return to

Deadline 31 January

Arts Excellence Awards Scheme

Arts Excellence Awards are awarded by Ribble Valley Borough Council and are designed to assist young talented performer’s progress in their chosen activity. The main aim of the scheme is to help with the cost of tuition, travel and equipment associated with your activity. Annual deadline, end of January for activity to begin 1 of April the following financial year. For example, apply by January 31 2022 for activity from April 1 2022 - March 31 2023. Complete the online form Arts Excellence Awards Scheme application form . or download the Arts Excellence Awards Scheme Form and return to 

Deadline 31 January and 30 July 2021

Ribble Valley in Bloom

A small pot of money is available annually to help parishes with their floral displays. This can be in the form of bulbs or a contribution towards planters. These must be external and on public display.

To apply complete the Ribble Valley in Bloom Grant Application Form.

Deadline 30 April

Christmas Lights

A small pot of money is available annually to help parishes provide Christmas lights in their village. The grants are for outdoor lights only and must be on public display for the good of the community.

To apply for this grant please complete the Christmas Lights Grant Application Form.

Deadline 31 October

Disabled Facilities Grants

The Disabled Facilities Grant is available for a range of work that will help a disabled person remain in their home.

Affordable Warmth Grants

If you are vulnerable and on a low income we can assist you to stay warm. For more information see Staying Warm in Winter.

Landlord/Tenant Grants

Renovation grants may be available where substantial works are required to the dwelling to make a dwelling fit to live in. For more information see Landlords.