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Community Capacity Fund

The Community Capacity Programme has received a higher number of applications than the funds available.  
As a result new applications will be placed on a reserve list, however we cannot guarantee there will be additional funds to accommodate these applications. 
If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact us.

Funding totalling £1.715m is now available for local community-based projects. Projects are able to apply for grants between £1,000 and £25,000.

This fund is to support community organisations to develop projects or project ideas. Organisations will then be in a stronger position to access wider funding opportunities.

About the Fund

The Community Capacity Fund is part of the delivery of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and comes under the Good Growth Programme.

The fund is managed by the Localism department of Cornwall Council.

Examples of work that could be funded by the Community Capacity programme include:

  • feasibility studies
  • business plans
  • architects’ drawings
  • concept plans
  • other professional support to determine the concept of your project
  • community engagement programmes leading to the development of a wider project

Particular emphasis will be given to supporting those areas that have little or no experience of applying for and securing funding.

Community Capacity Fund is a revenue only programme.

For more information on successful applications that have been funded by The Community Capacity Programme, please follow the link below.

Funded Projects and Community Organisations


Applications for the Community Capacity Fund are open until 30 November 2024 or until all funds have been allocated. Funded projects will have until 31 March 2025 to fully complete their projects.

The application form, guidance notes and privacy notice are available below:

There is a further selection of in-depth guidance notes that have been created to assist you with your application.

They can be accessed by clicking the below link.

Guidance Notes


Please email your completed application to


The project team are available to advise and support you with your application.

To speak to us, please contact us at  or 01872 323806 and a member of the team will be in touch.

The Community Capacity Fund programme is part of the Good Growth programme. This is delivering the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall.

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