Published: 23 October 2014

Clubs, societies and voluntary groups in the City of Lichfield are invited to apply to the City Council for a grant from the Council's 2015/2016 budget. Grant forms are available by email at:, from the City Council Office, Donegal House, Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LU (telephone 01543 309858), and on the Council's website at Completed forms must be returned by 9 January 2015.

To be eligible, organisations applying MUST operate for the benefit of people within the boundary of the City of Lichfield.

Each year the Council makes available a sum in its budget to be given out to local voluntary organisations to assist in their work. Organisations helped in the past have included youth groups, sports clubs, arts groups, charitable bodies, and various other societies and event organisers. Grants totalling over £25,000 were awarded in the current year. Grants ranged from £50 to £4,100, with 45 different groups receiving funding.

"We are very fortunate to have a wide range of local clubs and societies in the City which support the needs and interests of our citizens" said the Council Leader, Terry Finn. "Grants provided by the Council can support an organisation's general funding, or provide help with some special project."

The Council is particularly keen to receive applications from organisations which have not previously applied.