Community Grants - How to Apply

Grant Recipients

To access this funding, organisations must be either a small organisation, in that you employ fewer than 49 full time equivalent staff and have an annual turnover equal to or under EUR 10 million or a balance sheet equal to or below EUR 10 million or a third sector organisation which operates within the Third Sector meaning the part of an economy or society comprising non-governmental and non-profit making organisations or associations including charities, voluntary and community groups.


Grant Application Process

Petroc have developed a two stage application process and will offer training and guidance to any organisations who wish to submit an application. 

Stage 1 Application

This is used to determine your organisation's eligibility. Once eligibility is confirmed by Petroc you can start your Stage 2 Application. 

Stage 2 Application 

This is where you tell us the details of your project proposal. This is submitted to a panel to decide whether it can be funded. The panel will consist of one LEP member, one Petroc member of staff (not a member of the Projects team) and one member from your local area. 


Grant Application Assessment Windows

We are delighted to announce an additional round of funding for the Somerset Area. Please see the below application dates.

Application window

Applications received by:

Assessed by Grant Panel:

Decision made by and applicants informed by:

Grant awarded by: (contracts and due diligence to be finalised)


26th November 2020

10th December 2020

17th December 2020

22nd January 2021


If you would like to know more about this programme or would like to discuss further contact