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Brentwood Community Fund opens for applications next week

Brentwood Borough Council, in partnership with Axis and Seven Arches Investments Limited is pleased to launch this year’s Brentwood Community Fund, inviting local organisations and individuals to bid for funding for community projects, with the deadline set for Monday 22 April.

As part of its social value commitment to the local community, Axis, who is delivering repairs and maintenance on council housing over the next 6 years, has significantly contributed to the grant scheme.  Additionally, Seven Arches Investments Limited (SAIL), the Council's wholly owned company, has also generously contributed to the fund, enabling a greater number of applications to be supported.  

Brentwood Borough Council’s Chair of the Housing, Health and Community Committee, Councillor Dr Tim Barrett, said: “Thanks to the support of Axis and SAIL, we are once again able to offer charitable and community organisations access to funding for delivering initiatives at the heart of the community. The Community Fund is now in its 10th year, and we are very proud to have supported a wonderful array of projects that have improved the quality of life for our residents.”

Axis’ Managing Director, Tim Hayes added: “We are very happy to support an initiative that clearly has a long term positive impact on a community that has welcomed Axis and that we feel part of. Over the life of our contract, I believe our partnership with Brentwood Borough Council will achieve far more than safe and comfortable homes. Together we will create opportunities for local employment and apprenticeships, as well as volunteering together and funding programmes like this, which improve facilities, welfare and community for Brentwood residents. 

SAIL’s Director, Steve Summers said: “SAIL is actively looking into ways in which it can support the local community in Brentwood. Brentwood Council has operated the Community Fund for a number of years empowering not-for-profit groups and organisations to promote local initiatives. SAIL is excited for the opportunity to financially support the funding of this sound programme that gives Brentwood’s communities the opportunity to improve the quality of life for local people living in the Borough, present and future.” 

Applications can be made by not-for-profit organisations. Former recipients may apply if they are proposing a new project, but priority will be given to those who have not received any previous funding from the Brentwood Community Fund or the recent UK Shared Priority Fund grant programme.

Projects must benefit Brentwood communities, be delivered in the borough, and should demonstrate community involvement in its shaping and delivery. Applicants should also showcase community involvement in both the development and implementation of their projects, be able to show they are sustainable long term and must align with the Council’s community priorities. 

For details on the criteria and to apply, visit  For enquiries, contact the Community Services Department at 01277 312500 or email