DLL Community Grant Scheme

what is it?
who can apply?
available funding
how to apply

What is the DLL Community Grant fund?

The DLL Community Grants Scheme will enable smaller organisations, like local sports clubs and arts and cultural organisations to apply for funding to support local arts, cultural and creative activities and to support local sports facilities, to host tournaments, develop and grow new teams and leagues.

The Community Grant scheme will be open to all eligible clubs and organisations in Denbighshire, but we will specifically ensure that areas of deprivation are supported. Clubs and organisations are encouraged to offer projects that support minority groups.

Both capital and revenue money is available.

CAPITAL – Capital funding can be used to purchase large assets, either new or the significant refurbishment of existing assets. These are expected to have “wider community benefit” and to have an expected lifespan of at least 5 years. For example, large football goals worth £2000 would be capital.

REVENUE – Revenue funding can be used where there is no, significant lasting asset. Revenue funding can be used to put on events, performances and activities, pay for the running costs of an organisation or pay for trips and excursions. Kit for sports clubs and small pieces of equipment would be classed as revenue. All of these examples can either be for leisure, sport, arts, culture or to support health and wellbeing. There must be community benefit shown.

Who Can Apply?

Who is eligible to apply:

  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Not-for-profit sports club or community organisation
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Charities that are delivering local services and support
  • Schools and educational establishments

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.


Available Funding

All grants (capital and revenue) are open to both sports clubs, arts and cultural organisations

  Capital Revenue
23/24 £60,000 total

(£20,000 for arts and culture and £40,000 for sports)

24/25 £200,000 total

(£40,000 for arts and culture and £160,000 for sports)

£170,000 total

(£72,500 for arts and culture and £97,500 for sports)


There will be TWO main rounds for applications:

ROUND 1: (NOW CLOSED) Opens 13th November and closes 11th December 2023 Capital funding only

ROUND 2: (NOW CLOSED) Opens 22nd January 2024 and closes 19th February 2024 Revenue and Capital funding

All funding must be spent by 31st October 2024 at the absolute latest.

How to Apply

You can apply via the downloadable application form below. 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

Full terms and conditions can be found below

terms and conditions

‘This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.’

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


For further information on other Denbighshire Shared Prosperity Fund projects please go to

UK Shared Prosperity Fund | Denbighshire County Council

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