Launch of Essex County Council Community Initiatives Fund

The CIF has been re-launched for 2019

The CIF has been re-launched for 2019 and has brought together the CIF, Local Service Fund and Micro Grants and will be administered by EALC.

What does the CIF fund?
You can apply if you have a project that can:
  • create, procure or develop new community assets​
  • enhance existing community assets
  • enhance or develop initiatives that strengthen a community, including cultural initiatives
  • develop local capability
Projects should highlight the benefit to the wider community and show that community engagement and co-production has occurred in the design and delivery of the project, demonstrating a real community need.

For CIF (max £10,000 grant), the pre-application form deadline is 31 May 2019.

The Micro Grant strand is a rolling programme with no deadlines.

For more information see the EALC website.