FCC Community Action Fund
Competition for WREN funding is considerable. Requests for funding from our most recent round exceeded £6 million and we have to regularly decline worthwhile projects due to funding restrictions.
WREN will accept applications for the provision, maintenance or improvement of the following types of public amenity:
- Village Halls and Community Centres
- Public Play Areas
- Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
- Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
- Churches – community spaces only
- Nature Reserves
- Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
Applications for funding are assessed against our criteria and you should read carefully our Guide for Applicants and ensure your project meets our criteria and you have shown the difference the project will make to your local community. WREN will not request further evidence of community need and benefit so you should make sure you application and enclosures reflects what your project will achieve.
WREN requires all projects to be delivered within 12 months of our funding decision.
Please note WREN no longer accepts paper applications.
For more details about the Fund, including important information you need to know about applying, and how to submit and authorise an online application please download and read our Guide for Applicants
To access our online application system please click here
The next funding round will open on Wednesday 8 March 2017:
FCC CAF 2017-2 Deadline for submission of authorised applications is 5.00pm on 17 May 2017
Thereafter rounds will open and close as follows:
Round FCC CAF 2017-3 Round opens on Wednesday 31 May 2017 and closes 5.00pm Wednesday 23 August 2017
Round FCC CAF 2017-4 Round opens on Wednesday 6 September 2017 and closes 5.00pm Wednesday 22 November 2017
How to Apply
- Step 1
Issues to consider when developing your project
- Step 2
- Step 3
- Step 4
After you have submitted your application, what happens, who will contact you and what to do if you are asked for further information.
- Step 5
- Step 6
- Step 7
Within 7 days of the Board's approval, a request for payment will be sent to your chosen Contributing Third Party donor.
- Step 8