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Cost of Living Community Impact Fund

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What is the Cost of Living Community Impact Fund?

In line with the councils cost-of-living plan, the Community Impact Fund is a new grant scheme that will support residents through the cost-of-living. Applicants must demonstrate the impact projects will have on bridging the cost-of-living gap, for the benefit of Dover district residents. 

The Community Impact Fund Summer round is now open, and will close at 5pm on Monday 1st July 2024. Applicants can apply for £100 - £2,500.

The Appraisal Panel are set to meet on 8th August 2024. As the scheme cannot back fund any applications, projects should start after this date, and be completed within 8 months.

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Who can apply?

Applications are welcomed from community organisations and groups who are based within the Dover District, or who are seeking a grant to support activities that will benefit a community within the Dover District.

This includes:

  • Registered Charities
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO)
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC)
  • Social Enterprises
  • Constituted Voluntary/Community groups
  • Constituted Sports Clubs/groups
  • Constituted Youth Clubs/groups
  • Constituted School related groups e.g. PFTA
  • Constituted Church/Faith group


Before starting your application, please read the information pack to make sure your application is eligible.

If you wish to view the application questions and prepare any answers before applying online, please view the preview questions (available in PDF and Word Document formats). 

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All grants will be awarded through the framework of the Cost-of-Living Community Impact Fund. 

To contact us, please email: CommunityGrants@dover.gov.uk