Community Fund

The Parish Council is keen to encourage everyone to contribute to village life. Although the Parish Council has limited funds we have set up a community fund to help enhance life in our village, bringing benefits to as many Effingham residents as possible.

The Purpose of the Community Fund

The fund has been established to provide financial support for not-for-profit community projects, activities and new initiatives that will benefit some or all of the residents of the Parish of Effingham.


Bids may be submitted by either one or more existing local community organisations, or by groups of local residents proposing a specific project to benefit our community.


Full guidance about the purpose of the Fund, eligibility and the application process can be viewed here:

Further guidance and assistance is available from the Clerk.

Making an Application

Please study the Guidance on making an application, then fill in the Application Form, which can be downloaded here as an editable Word document or a PDF:

For more information please contact the Clerk.

In early 2019 a Community Fund application materialised into new aprons for the 1st Effingham Brownies.