SHIRE Grants Launch Event 2018

Leicestershire County Council held a SHIRE Community Grants Launch and Networking Event at County Hall on Monday 9th April 2018.

The event included an opportunity for delegates to:

  • Find out more about the SHIRE Community Grants Programme, including some of the achievements in 2017-18 and the Grant programme's objectives for 2018-19
  • Learn more about the Council's approach to working with the voluntary and community sector, to help achieve the aims and objectives of the Leicestershire Communities Strategy
  • Meet and connect with other local community organisations and other relevant stakeholders

76 delegates attended the event, most of whom were representatives of VCSE organisations in Leicestershire. As well as a presentation about the SHIRE Grants Programme for 2018-19, delegates heard from two trustees from local Leicestershire organisations:

The full slide show presentation from the event can be seen here.

A copy of Linda Jones' speech can also be seen here.

The presentation on 'What makes a good Funding Application' can be seen here.

For more information about the event, email:, or telephone (0116) 3057269 or (0116) 3057020.

Photos from the SHIRE Grants Launch Event 2018

Speakers for the event (from left to right):
Mick McLoughlin (Chairman, The Baldwin Trust)
Mrs Louise Richardson CC (LCC Cabinet Lead Member for Communities)
Linda Jones (Chair of VASL)

Leicestershire County Council's Cabinet Lead Member for Communities, Mrs Louise Richardson CC, opening the event

Zafar Saleem, Head of Communities, Policy & Resilience at Leicestershire County Council

Delegates at the Launch Event Market Place