Community Asset Fund

Community Asset Fund

In our new plan we have allocated some money to the improvement / maintenance of local assets used by the community. For each of the three years in our plan we have a pot of £20,000 that we want to use to support local projects as a series of grants.  In order to support as many projects as possible we would like applicants to include an element of match funding, i.e using money from other sources, to be included in their application if possible.

As with our smaller Community Chest grants the aim is to use the funding to build towards the four key outcomes of all Big Local areas.

  • 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 continue to identify and respond to 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

We are currently revising the application form and the new version will appear here in early September 2019. 

The Community Asset Fund operates on a yearly cycle. The scheme will be open for applications during each of the three years of our Plan (1st July to 30th June) or until the budget for the year is fully allocated. You can describe your project in writing, via a video or a presentation, though all must be supported by a signed paper application form.

Signed paper copies of the application form should be sent to the WCAVA office in Atherstone.   Videos or presentations should be emailed to  Your application will be acknowledged by email.

For general questions on the application process please contact:
Sophia Nasreisfahany, Big Local Coordinator
E-mail: or telephone: 01827 718080