DLL will be welcoming applications from local clubs and organisations for a new Community Grants Scheme in support of arts, cultural and creative activities.   

The company has received £430,000 from the UK Government through the UK 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 13th November.

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 “DLL remains committed to supporting our local communities, and we expect this scheme, which has been developed in partnership with the UK Government and Denbighshire County Council, to 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.

The first funding round, which is for capital funding only, opens on Monday 13th November and closes 11th December 2023. The second round will open in January, when applications can be for capital and/or revenue funding.

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/

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: