Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund

A £30m fund to encourage people to give time and expertise to local projects. The funds will be distributed to 600 areas across England, which have been selected by CDF according to several criteria.

Community First Panels: Each of the 600 areas will have their own panel, comprised of local people to represent their community. They will be involved in creating a plan for the local area, raising awareness of the funds, and planning how they will match and spend the money.

The programme aims to:

  • Support local projects that improve the quality of life for local people
  • Help revitalise existing groups, and help to kick start new ones
  • Enable local people to take ownership over opportunities and resources, as well as tackle problems

What does this mean for you?

Derby has secured £256,055 over 4 years on a matched contribution basis. Each grant award will have a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £2,500 within any one year to the same applicant. In Derby, the following areas have been selected by CDF as one of the 600 areas to receive Community First funding:

A Community First panel has been set up in your area, made up of local people. Get in touch with your local panel to find out more or to get involved.

Click to download the following documents:

Community First Newsletter - click to read the newsletter - any queries communityfirst@cdf.org.uk

If you are interested in becoming a panel member, please contact the panels on their email addresses above.