Applications are invited from local, voluntary and charitable organisations that provide a service which benefits the parishioners of the City of Ely.  This includes Ely and the villages of Prickwillow, Stuntney, Chettisham, Queen Adelaide and Shippea Hill.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Council agreed to split the allocation of grant funds into two phases for this financial year.   Therefore, further applications are invited for the second phase. These will be considered in March 2021.  The Council is encouraging applications with regard to funding ‘one off’ projects or to support unexpected costs related to the pandemic.  They would not encourage applications that were purely for supporting the organisation’s running costs.

Please note that Local Government Regulations do not permit the award of grants to individuals.  Grants will not be awarded to cover staff salaries.

If you feel your organisation qualifies for a grant the application form can be downloaded from

The closing date for applications is 10.00 am on the 17th February 2021.