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Helena Community Fund 2017/18

Helena is committed to supporting and developing communities and has designed its Community Fund to do this.

The fund can be used to help people create, plan, manage and organise their own projects – projects that have a lasting impact on people’s lives and the places in which they live.

We consulted with residents at listening days to highlight the priorities which they felt were most appropriate. Your application will need to support the following priority:

"Working with residents to tackle local concerns."

The funds priority is to help communities tackle issues which they are facing – examples of the type of project, could be:
  1. A group of young families may be struggling to cook and afford healthy food. So an activity may be to organise a cooking healthy on a budget course.
  2. You may have found a group of older people who are very isolated and want to organise a way for them to stay in touch with relatives using computers.
Please read all the information in the Helena Community Fund guidance notes (pdf below) before you complete the application.

How much can I apply for?

Grants of up to £500 are available, however the fund does not necessarily have to meet the full cost of your project. Applications closing dates for 2017/18 are:
  • Round one: 15 July 2017
  • Round two: 31 October 2017

How to apply:

We are only able to accept electronic (email) applications. Please download the Helena Community Fund application form (below), complete and return to:

If you have any more queries contact please email Joanne McMahon, Torus Customer Involvement Co-Ordinator at or call 01744 417720.


Helena Community Fund 2017/18 Application Form
Helena Community Fund 2017/18 Guidance Notes