Mercia Park Community Fund

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:52

IM Properties (IMP) has launched a £350,000 community fund (£100,00 per year for three years) to help local community projects surrounding the new Mercia Park 238-acre employment park being created at Junction 11 of the M42 in Northwest Leicestershire.

The Mercia Park Community Fund will be managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation and the fund will offer grants to projects which strengthen communities or improve the natural environment.

Community Groups can apply for:

  • Up to £2,000 to £5,000 for a 12-month project.
  • Groups already successfully working to improve local communities or the natural environment in the are welcome to apply for £3,000 towards operating costs for up to three years IF they can clearly demonstrate how the organisation will thrive in future years, once the grant has finished.
  • In exceptional circumstances, larger grant amounts of up to £10,000 may be considered, for a project that clearly could not be completed without a higher budget. We would highly recommend that you call the grants team to discuss your project before completing an application for a higher amount.

To Support groups who may wish to apply the Community Foundation is holding a :

Virtual funding information surgery on 17th June 2pm-4pm.

If you would like to attend this, please email

Tags: Community Fund, Grants, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation