The Capitial Leverage Fund

Published: 03 September 2022

The Capital Leverage Fund can help fund a range of projects, including village hall or community building enhancements, renovations, maintenance, or new build projects, including car parks, play areas, multi-use games areas, theatres, community sports clubs, sports pitches and landscaping.

We also welcome applications for projects that helps to address climate change themes, new public art, or heritage capital projects including accredited museums.

You can apply for a capital grant of between £1,000 and £25,000, to fund up to 20% of your total project costs. For more details on criteria, fund aims, and how to complete your application form please follow the link to our webpage.

Projects need to meet at least one of the Dorset Council priorities and the Cultural Strategy priorities.

Applications can only be accepted via our online application form. Applications will close at 12pm on Friday 6 January 2023. The next assessment panel is taking place next month so applications for this round need to be submitted no later than 12 September 2022.

To apply for a grant, you can download the application guidance, support materials and an application form from the website.

If having looked at the webpage you'd like to speak to us about your project, or need more information email us at:

Community and voluntary sector applicants (including play):

Cultural applicants (arts, accredited museums, heritage, sports and physical activity):