Community Capacity Fund

Funding totalling £1.125m is now available for local community-based projects. Projects are able to apply for grants between £2,000 and £25,000.

This fund is to support community organisations to develop projects or project ideas. Organisation 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.

Examples of projects that could benefit from Community Capacity funding include:

  • Feasibility studies, business plans, architects’ drawings, concept plans or 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.


Applications for the Community Capacity Fund are open until 30 November 2024. Funded projects will have until 31 March 2025 to complete their projects.

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


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, which is delivering the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall.

To find out more about the other funds available visit the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth website

CIOS Good Growth website