In 2016 the Council decided to create a new system to enable them to award grants to community groups and projects operating within Leigh-on-Sea. We aim to help organisations that are either non-profit making or charitable, and allow groups to apply for a grant of up to £500 once a year. This could be for any community initiative which benefits residents, the grant can also be awarded as a bursary for room hire at Leigh Community Centre.
There are two rounds of applications each year, the closing dates for applications are always the 31st March and 30th September. Applications are then considered at the next Full Council meeting.
Groups applying for the grant should ideally have clearly written aims and objectives, a written constitution, membership rules and a bank account in its own name with more than one authorised representative required to sign each cheque, however all applications will be considered by the Council.
We cannot accept applications from political parties, commercial organisations, purposes for which there is a statutory duty upon other local or central government departments to fund or provide or organisations intending to support or oppose any particular political party or to discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or disability.
All grants are awarded at the councils discretion, to organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to achieve an objective that will benefit the Town by:
Applications will NOT be considered for:
Download the Grant Award Scheme Application form hereFor more information please contact Leigh-on-Sea Town Council directly on 01702 716288 or by emailing
For more information please contact Leigh-on-Sea Town Council directly on 01702 716288 or by emailing email@example.com.
|Name of Organisation||Amount Awarded||Date|
|Yantlet Residents Association||£500 Grant||November 2019|
|Leigh-on-Sea SEND Families||£181.44 Bursary||November 2019|
|N-Act Theatre||£500 Grant||November 2019|
|Friends of Leigh Library Gardens||£500 Grant||November 2019|
|The Phab Shop/ Phab Cafe||£500 Grant||November 2019|
|Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust||£172 Bursary||November 2019|
|Beat It! Cancer Rehab Sessions||£500 Grant||November 2019|
|Southend Scout and Guide Gang Show||£191.40 Bursary||November 2019|
|Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea||£500 Grant||May 2019|
|Leigh Art Trail||£500 Grant||May 2019|
|The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch||£91.20 Bursary||May 2019|
|Leigh Folk Festival||£500 Grant||May 2019|
|Southend Area Bus Users Group||£156 Bursary||May 2019|
|Havens Hospice||£168 Bursary||May 2019|
|Boomerang Bags||£205.20 Bursary||November 2018|
|Fusion Youth and Kids||£250 Grant||November 2018|
|North Thames FLAG||£200 Bursary||November 2018|
|CRE4TE Collab||£182.40 Bursary||November 2018|
|Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust||£172 Bursary||November 2018|
|Beat It! Cancer Rehab Sessions||£429 Bursary||November 2018|
|Southend YMCA||£500 Bursary||November 2018|
|Southend RNLI||£500 Grant||May 2018|
|Leigh Folk Festival||£500 Grant||May 2018|
|Lorraine Nicol - Dementia Friends||£230.40 Bursary||May 2018|
|N-Act Theatre||£500 Bursary||May 2018|
|Southend Area Bus Users Group||£101.25 Bursary||May 2018|
|The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch||£68 Bursary||May 2018|
|Beat It! Cancer Rehab Sessions||£429 Bursary||November 2017|
|North Thames FLAG||£200 Bursary||November 2017|
|N-Act Theatre||£240 Bursary, £260 Grant||November 2017|
|Leigh Art Trail||£500 Grant||November 2017|
|The Olive Tree Centre||£250 Grant||November 2017|
|Southend Area Bus Users Group||£108 Bursary||May 2017|
|Blade Education||£432 Bursary||May 2017|
|Southend Carnival||£500 Grant||May 2017|
|The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch||£76 Bursary||May 2017|
|Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust||£144 Bursary||May 2017|
|Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea||£500 Grant||May 2017|
|Leigh Art Trail||£500 Grant||May 2017|
|3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group||£250 Grant||November 2016|
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council have been working on practical solutions on ways they can support the community during these uncertain times.
A new scheme is being officially launched today – Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund. £10,000 has currently been set aside for the fund, from an existing volunteer programme but Council will consider further funding in due course if necessary.
External not-for-profits groups/organisations along with charities, are welcome to apply for grants from £250 up to £1000, to directly help support residents within Leigh. Additional applications can also be made again where proof of expenditure is provided.
Applications cannot be considered from political parties, commercial organisations or for projects that benefit individuals, private businesses, projects that fall outside the Town Council remit, or those that improve private land or property.
Grants will be reviewed within one week of being received by a panel of Councillors.
The full policy details can be found below, click here to download an application form. Please send completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this grant given by Leigh-on-Sea Town Council (LTC) is to support local community initiatives related to the coronavirus pandemic (the current emergency) and which will directly benefit the area or its residents (whether fully or in part) with the benefit being commensurate with expenditure.
The organisation must be either non-profit making or charitable, with clearly written aims & objectives, and ideally a written constitution and membership rules. It must have a bank account in its own name with more than one authorised representative for expenditure or a dedicated fundraising account through a recognised platform.
Applications will NOT be considered from:
This list is not exclusive and may be added to at the Council’s discretion
LTC awards emergency grants, at its absolute discretion, to organisations or groups which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to achieve an objective related to the current emergency which will benefit the Town by providing a support service to residents of the Town in terms of their health and wellbeing and quality of life
Applications will NOT be considered for:
A grant request can only be for a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £1000 (although further grant applications may be submitted if receipts can be produced or provided as evidence to where or what the previous grant was spent on). Any amount stated in the application form does not guarantee an award for the stated amount.
Each application will be assessed on its own merits by a Panel of members of LTC in consultation with the Town Clerk. However, to ensure that there is a fair distribution of available funds, the Panel will take into account the extent to which funding has been sought or secured from other sources or fundraising activities
The Panel may make the award subject to such additional conditions and requirements as it considers appropriate. The organisation (or group) will receive notice of the outcome of their application within one week of submission of their application.