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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Good news for clubs and groups looking for cash support

Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL) will soon be opening a second round of applications from local clubs and organisations for the Community Grants Scheme in support of arts, cultural and creative activities.  

The company has received £430,000 from Denbighshire County Council, via the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund, to administer the scheme. 

The grant will give smaller organisations and clubs in Denbighshire the opportunity to apply for funding in support of activities such as music and theatre performances, funding for local exhibitions and support for outreach programmes. 

Organisations can benefit from capital and revenue funding to renovate or maintain existing sports facilities and support community leagues, or support community arts settings and activities.

Applications for the funding are welcome from today (Monday). The closing date for the final round is Monday February 19. 

Voluntary and community groups, not-for-profit sports clubs or community organisations, Parish and Town Councils, charities that are delivering local services and support (including uniformed groups) and schools and educational establishments are eligible to apply.

To be eligible you must be able to demonstrate how the project will support one of the two following Shared Prosperity Funding interventions: 

1.      Support for local arts, cultural, heritage and creative activities.

2.      Funding for local sports facilities, tournaments, teams and leagues; to bring people together.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of DLL said: “The first round of applications, are currently being reviewed by the panel, but we are delighted to announce that round 2 will be opening on January 22, with both capital and revenue funding available. DLL remains committed to supporting our local communities, and we know this scheme will have a huge impact, especially in light of in the current economic climate.   

"Community is one of the three pillars of our company, and helping maintain community participation and club infrastructure remains a priority for DLL.  With funding from the UK Government and the support of DCC, the grant will allow DLL to help sustain important third sector groups, sports and cultural organisations."

Capital grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 are available and revenue grants of £500 and £20,000. The TOTAL any organisation can apply for CANNOT EXCEED £20,000. 

You can apply via the downloadable application form on our website. The form then needs to be returned via email to or via post to Active Communities Team, DLL, 8-11 Trem y Dyffryn, Colomendy Industrial Estate, Denbigh LL16 5TX 

For further information, including the full terms and conditions of the grant please visit our website

* DLL was also successful in receiving funding through the Shared Prosperity Fund to deliver a Creative Arts programme. 

This will work with key third sector partners and community and health partners to deliver an arts in health and wellbeing participatory programme in community, social care and health settings. The total funding received by DLL for both projects was £584,000.

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