Community Spirit

One-off, quick turn around funding available to Community Sparks through Big Local.

One of the talents Community Sparks have is an ability to bring together all sorts of people and resources in ways which generate community spirit.

If you have contributed your talents and time to Big Local activities we’d like to support your activities to grow community spirit. We will do this with more than money, and if you wish to you can also access the Community Spirit Fund for activities which are open to all*.

The fund is for small amounts of money which will make a difference to what is already possible with all the resources we have around us. Community Spirit Fund requests can be submitted at any time. They are considered once a month, so allow at least two months between your request and the activity you are planning. Big Local funding can’t be used for things you have already spent money on. You will need to provide receipts for all spend, dated after the funding is approved.

*Community Spirit funding is only for activities which anyone can take part in – all ages, all backgrounds, all interests.


Apply for support to grow community spirit in East Coseley

To apply for this support simply fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you. At the bottom of this page you can read about what happens next.


What happens next

  • All requests received within a calendar month will be considered by 3 members of the Big Local Project Investment Team in the first 7 days of the following month.
  • If your request is approved a Fund Agreement Form will be emailed or posted to you by the 10th of the month. If your request isn’t approved we will let you know why.
  • Payment of the fund will be made to you within 5 working days of receipt of your signed Fund Agreement Form.
  • Please do not spend on any items before you receive the payment. This is really important and is to do with how Big Local funding works.