Throughout the year we run different grant schemes offering support to community projects.
The following grants are available to apply for:
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. To apply complete the Recreation and Culture Grant Form or download the Recreation and Culture Grant Form. For more information and how to apply see Sport and Recreation Grants.
Deadline 31 January
Ribble Valley Arts Development Grant
UPDATE: 03.06.2021 It has been approved that there will be a second round to apply for grants to support Arts based projects in 2021/22. Due to the Covid pandemic it was hard to plan for events by the first deadline of January 2021. With the new government guidance it is possible to begin planning for events / projects. The new deadline for applications is the 30th July 2021, for the possibility of funding projects that could take place from September 2021.
The grant supports the future health and wellbeing of the Ribble Valley community through developing Arts projects. See full application criteria and apply on line here. PLEASE NOTE: To apply please begin by registering for a RVBC online account, this will allow you to save your application and review your progress. If you have any questions regarding your application email or call 01200 414553 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
Deadline 30th July 2021
Arts Excellence Awards Scheme
UPDATE: 03.06.2021 It has been approved that there will be a second round of Arts Excellence Grant applications in 2021/22. Due to the Covid pandemic children were limited in what arts activity they could attend, now as restrictions are being lifted young people have been able to begin some arts activity. The new deadline for applications is the 30th July 2021.
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. 2022/23 Annual deadline, end of January for activity to begin 1 of April the following financial year. For example, apply by January 31 2021 for activity from April 1 2021 - March 31 2022. Complete the online form Arts Excellence Awards Scheme application form . PLEASE NOTE: To apply please begin by registering for a RVBC online account, this will allow you to save your application and review your progress. Or download the Arts Excellence Awards Scheme Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.