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Community Grants

Image banner showing Chichester City Council Grants recipients - various years

Are you a Chichester based community group?
Is your fundraising a problem?
Would a small grant help?


Chichester City Council offers a variety of grants to groups based in the city or whose work is mainly focused within the Parish of Chichester and you may be eligible if you are:

  • a non-profit making organisation
  • Chichester focused organisation, either through geographic location or target group

Grants fall into three categories:

  • Large Grants: Up to £5,000 per year for core running costs for a maximum period of the current Council term.
  • Community Grants: Up to £3,000 for one-off projects, events or activities.
  • Free Use: Organisations can apply for free use of Council facilities.

Grant applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year at the quarterly Community Affairs Committee meetings. Please see the City Council website for details of the meeting calendar.

For larger projects that are beyond the scope of Discretionary Grants, the City Council may be able to advise on alternative funding sources.

Please contact: for further information

 Any applications for funding to the City Council should be made after reading the City Council Grants and Free Use policy.

Guidelines for organisations

Application forms

If you require the guidelines or forms in an alternative format, please contact the City Council

Previously Awarded Discretionary Grants (to 2023)

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