Group Application Forms

If you are applying on behalf of a community organisation, please use the following application form:
Group Application Form

If you are applying to the Nationwide Building Society Community Grants, please use this form:
Nationwide Building Society Community Grants Application Form

Our small grants process is aimed at small, volunteer led and run community groups in Cumbria. These groups are unlikely to have paid staff, may not be constituted in some instances and/or may be just starting up. To help support the growth of volunteer activity, we have introduced a new short form where the maximum grant awarded will be £500. If you are an already established group with paid staff and/or governed by national or large organisations, are uniformed (scouts, guides etc.) or are medium sized, then please use our normal grant application process.
Funding for Small Projects £500 or less Application Form 

All supporting documents can be uploaded directly to the forms or sent via email to

If you have any queries about applying for a grant please refer to our FAQs, the criteria on fund pages, email or contact the Grants Officers on 01900 825760.