The Banks Community Fund (LCF) Supports community and voluntary organisations and environmental projects which are located close to a Banks Group development, and which provide benefit to the local community.

The Banks Group develops land for a variety of uses including surface coal mining, residential and commercial property, and renewable energy (on shore wind and solar). It is a family owned, County Durham- based business employing around 400 people across the north of England and Scotland.  The Banks Group looks for opportunities to make a real positive difference to local people and their communities and to provide lasting benefits, whether during the lifetime of a project or during long-term aftercare.

Who can apply?

The Banks Community Fund (LCF) distributes a variety of grants on behalf of the Banks Group. The Fund supports local community and environmental projects around the areas in which its projects are located. You can only apply to the fund if you are in an eligible area. Click here to check if your group is located within an area where the Banks Group is currently operating.

When to apply 
The deadlines for receiving completed applications are listed below:

9 May 2019
8 August 2019
7 November 2019

Please consider the following information before beginning your application.

If your application is successful you will be required to pay 10% of the value of your award in match funding. This must be paid to the Foundation before any grant funding can be released. The contribution can be made from your organisation or a third party i.e. local authority, or a business or other party which has no direct financial interest from the project.