Community Chest

Do you have an idea that can help Arley and Ansley become better places to live?

We have just launched two Community Chest scheme’s one for individuals and community groups and one for businesses to make our area an even better place to live.

Un-constituted groups and individuals can apply for up to £300. Constituted groups and charities can apply for up to £500. Businesses can apply for up to £500.

The aim of the Community Chest is to provide small grants to local people 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 forms and the new versions will appear here early in September 2019.

Community groups




The Community Chest 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

Good Luck!