Community Chest

The Big Local Eastern Sheppey Partnership invites applications from local clubs, constituted groups, charities and social enterprises for grants of up to £500 to hold events, activities or purchase items to benefit people in the Eastchurch, Leysdown & Warden Big Local area.

So far over £40,000 has been awarded to local groups! Could you be next?

Applications will be assessed on their ability to contribute to achieving the overall outcomes of Big Local. The four outcomes are:

• Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.
•People will have increased skills and confidence so that they can continue to identify and   respond to local needs in the future.
•The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.
•People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.​

Applications will be considered by a panel of local people with the support of Swale Community and Voluntary Services (SCVS) and the Big Local representative.
A map of the area and information about previous community chest recipients can be found below:
Area Map
Community Chest Awards to date

How to apply

​To apply for funding, download and complete the Community Chest Application form.
Guidance Notes are also available to help you with your applicaiton
(Link can be found below)

If you need support filling in the application form, contact Sandy to arrange to meet with you and discuss your application in more detail and help you fill in the form.

Submitting your application
Send your completed application form by email to  sandy[email protected] or post a hard copy to Sandy Hammock, Big Local Eastern Sheppey, Swale CVS, Central House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4NU
Apply Now!