Sleaford REP Community Liaison Panel

The Community Liaison Panel is a partnership between North Kesteven District Council, Sleaford Town Council, Kirkby-la-Thorpe Parish Council, and Sleaford REP. Its role is to oversee the delivery and distribution of £285,000 of Community Funding that is being provided by the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.  The various funding streams are intended to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of the area.

It was formally established on 15th January 2013 and meets at least on a quarterly basis thereafter.

–          Panel Constitution SRELP Constitution (amended) 06 10 15

Community Fund

The Community Fund is an allocation of £120,000 which the Panel aims to distribute over a three year period. It aims to distribute £40,000 per year and will be split equally with an annual allocation of £20,000 towards projects in Sleaford Town and £20,000 towards projects in Kirkby-la-Thorpe Parish.

Local groups and organisations are invited to apply for grants up to a maximum of £20,000, in any one year.

Please find below the application form and application guidelines. Applications will be considered at the Panel meetings held on a quarterly basis during the year.

For more information or assistance with the application process including application deadlines, please contact the Community Initiatives Team at North Kesteven District Council on 01529 308267, or 01529 308257, or email

Third Year community funding applications are now being accepted. There is £20,000 available for groups, organisations and schools in Sleaford and £60,000 for groups, organisations and schools in Kirkby la Thorpe parish.

Application form 

Grants of up to £1000 (Please see guidelines below on how to apply)

Grants from £1001 – £20,000 COMMUNITY FUND APPLICATION 1001 to 20000

Application Guidelines 

Word:  Community Fund Guidelines for Grants upto £1000

PDF: Community Fund Guidelines for Grants upto £1000



For other funding streams please visit our ‘Community Benefits’ page.

Panel Meetings & Minutes

Date of next meeting:

–         21st March 2017

Minutes of 2016 meetings:

Community Liaison Panel Fund minutes Jan 2016

July 2016 minutes

October 2016 minutes

Grants given so far: Sleaford REP Community Liaison Panel Funding Update Nov 2015