Each ward in Newcastle has funding available for projects that benefit the local community. 

This page contains all the information you need to apply for Ward Committee funding:

Application deadline

Please note that applications for funding in 2018-2019 are now being accepted.

There has been a review of the ward boundaries which will took effect with the Council elections on 3 May 2018. The ward budget allocations for 2018/19 are to the new wards. Further information about the new ward boundaries can be found here.

Applications are welcome but applicants should be aware that decisions will be not be made until after the Annual Meeting of City Council on 23 May 2018.

Applications for funding in 2018/19 will close on 1 December 2018 and no further applications will be accepted after that date.

How to apply for funding

  • Download the application form by clicking on the link below.

Click here to open the ward funding application form

Please Note: If you are applying on behalf of a public sector body such as the Police, NHS or a school please contact wardgrantaid@newcastle.gov.uk and ask for a copy of the public sector form.

Before filling in the form please consider the following points:

  1. Whether the ward(s) you are applying to have enough money to fund your request. Click here to see the budget allocation for each ward
  2. whether your project is eligible for funding.

To be eligible for Ward Committee funding applications must:

  • Be for projects which are primarily for the benefit of people in no more than four Newcastle Wards. Citywide projects or projects covering a large part of the city will not be considered.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Council’s priorities and or any priorities agreed by the ward(s) you are applying to.
  • Be from a constituted community or voluntary group, public sector body or a not for private profit organisation. We cannot fund individuals or businesses
  • Not be for projects that campaign on matters of public policy or which seek to promote religious or party political activity.

Please refer to the Guidance Notes for more information.

Ward Committee Funding Procedure

The rules and procedure for ward committee funding are set out in the Ward Committee Funding Procedure, which can be viewed here.


Adam Taeger
Communities Officer
Communities Team
2nd Floor, Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 277 7523

Email: wardgrantaid@newcastle.gov.uk

Ward Budget Allocations

Funding allocations for 2018/19 are being finalised and will be posted as soon as the allocations have been agreed.

  Available to spend on new projects in 2018/19
Arthur's Hill  
Benwell and Scotswood  
Callerton and Throckley  
Dene and South Gosforth  
Denton and Westerhope  
Fawdon and West Gosforth  
Kingston Park South and Newbiggin Hall  


Manor Park  
North Jesmond  
South Jesmond  
West Fenham  

How is the budget allocation for each ward calculated?

The ward budgets consists of two elements. The main part of the budget comes from general Council funds and also a smaller amount comes from the Housing Revenue Account (Council house rents). The HRA money is divided between the wards in proportion to the number of Council homes in each ward. The money from the Council's general funds is allocated in accordance with the following formula:

10% of the total is evenly divided between the 26 wards

20% of the total is divided between the wards in proportion to the population of each ward

70% of the total is allocated between the wards on the basis of deprivation. Deprivation is measured using the English Indices of Deprivation which are national statistics produced by government. For more information about the Indices of Deprivation click here.

Ward Priorities

As wards agree their priorities they will appear in the table below. Until ward priorities are agreed wards will consider any applications that contribute the the delivery of the Council's overall priorities. For more information about the Council's overall priorities click here


Page last updated: 
11 May 2018
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