Rossendale Community Fund

Please read the Essenital Information before applying. 

Background Information: The Rossendale Community Fund has been created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children & young people engage in community activities and learning.


What is the focus of the fund: Applications should enable families and young people up to the age of 25 to flourish, learn and develop skills or knowledge. This includes education, training, sports development, arts and culture activities and also play provision for younger children. Please note that revenue projects and those working directly with beneficiaries are a priority rather than one off capital purchases or refurbishment costs. 


Who can apply: Registered charities, social enterprises and constituted community groups. Applicants must have a physical base and track record of delivery within Rossendale. National organisations who do not have a branch in the borough are not eligible.


How much is available: Grants of up to £750

Which areas are covered: Rossendale


How to apply:

Go to to complete an online application using the Rossendale Community Fund form. Once you have submitted the online application you will need to submit all the documents listed below. If you do not submit all the relevant documents within 7 days your application will be withdrawn. Supporting documents can now be attached to your online application or you can email the supporting documents to us at or they can be posted to the address below, quoting your reference number.


The next closing date is 5pm on Monday 20th February and applicants should expect to hear the outcome of their application by mid-April.


If you require any further support in completing your application please do not hesitate to contact your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), details of which can be found on our website


The following cannot be supported via the fund:

What happens next?

Completed applications are considered by Community Foundation staff to check eligibility. You may be contacted for more information after applying and a decision making panel will make recommendations based on the fund’s criteria and the budget available.


For further information, please contact:

Community Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside 

Third Floor,

Stanley Building,

43 Hanover Street,


L1 3DN

T: 0330 440 4900


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