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Community Grants

First round of submissions due 9am on 7 March 2022

The CMO Board is delighted to be able offer funding for community projects which help to support local residents and community organisations in providing activities, programmes and events which meet the needs of our residents.  We are working closely with Ashford Borough Council and are delighted that for this first year, we have doubled the available funding to enable support to a wider spectrum of residents within the South of Ashford Garden Community.  In this first year the Fund is £5k.  We thank Ashford Borough Council for their support in enabling this to happen.

The aims of this fund are therefore to fund community projects that benefit the community within the CMO area of benefit and wider South of Ashford Garden Community area.  Applications should be in line with existing CMO community development priorities, for example:

  • Access and Connectivity
  • Open Spaces
  • Family/children
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Culture/Education
  • Environment/climate change.
  • Promote equality and diversity.

Individuals and fledgling groups can apply for up to £1,000 on a single application. Constituted Organisations can apply for up to £2,000 on a single application. Applications will be assessed according to those which are below either category. Please see Grant Guidance document available to download on this page.

The above link takes you to a Google Form. Google forms are submitted electronically, using your email to send you a copy of your submission. This is a basic platform which does not allow for attachments so please prepare any supporting documents separately and email these to with the subject line “community grants”. Supporting documents can include:

  • Simple budget or expense spreadsheet
  • Letter of support from a community member
  • Visuals such as photos or illustrations.

Before completing the application form, please read the Grant Guidance and the Early Community Development Strategy below. There are also maps to show priority areas for projects, these are referenced in the Guidance.


The next CMO Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 6th July 2022.
Full information available on the event page