Councillor Funds index

Many local councils have funding available for individual counsellors to allocate to projects and community organisations in their area. Exactly how the funding is used from one council to the next does vary, but common themes are: 
• Helping local organisations to improve the lives and wellbeing of people in the area 
• Encouraging the development of, and active participation in, community activities
Funding is normally available to a wide range of organisations, including arts organisations. We think it could be a useful source of funding for music groups, especially if you are looking to develop a new project. 
We've put together the table below as a quick and easy way of finding the relevant page on your council’s website. If you find any Councillor Funds pages we have not listed, please do let us know and we'll add it to the list.
Many local authorities have arts specific funding available – we have an index to help with that too. And don’t forget we have a Funding Finder tool as well.

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Region Local Council Funding Website Application Form
East Midlands Bassetlaw Visit website  
Derbyshire Visit website  
Lincolnshire Visit website  
Northampton Visit website  
Nottinghamshire Visit website  
 East Peterborough Visit website View application form
Stevenage Visit website  
Suffolk Visit website View application form
London Croydon Visit website  
Islington Visit website  
Lewisham Visit website  
South East Hampshire Visit website View application form
Kent Visit website  
Oxfordshire Visit website View application form
Surrey Visit website  
West Sussex Visit website  
South West Cornwall Visit website View application form
Devon Visit website  
Somerset Visit website  
Torbay Visit website  
West Midlands Warwickshire Visit website  
Worcestershire Visit website  
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Visit website View application form



Local Council Funding Website Application Form
Aberdeen Visit website   View application form
Argyll and Bute Visit website  
East Lothian Visit website   View application form
Visit website  
Highland Visit website  
Moray  Visit website  
North Ayrshire Visit website  
Perth and Kinross Visit website  

We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please  contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music does not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.