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 Monday 22nd January. The closing date for the final round is Monday 19th February.

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:

  • Support for local arts, cultural, heritage and creative activities.
  • 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 the 22nd January, 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 activecommunities@denbighshireleisure.co.uk 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 https://denbighshireleisure.co.uk/dll-community-grant-scheme/

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

Note to Editors: The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK, investing in communities and place, supporting local business and people and skills. For more information, visit: