Keyham Community Sparks Grant


Launched on Monday 13 December 2021


Do you want to be active in your community to help build a stronger and more resilient Keyham?

Community Sparks grants are delivered in partnership through Plymouth City Council and POP (Plymouth Octopus Project) from the Home Office’s Safer Keyham grant and Department of Education funding. We want to make sure everyone has the chance to participate:

  • Do you have suggestions on how to improve your community?
  • Do you have ideas on how to support children, young people and families in Keyham?

How Do I Get Involved?

  • You can apply for funds to assist you to deliver projects/ideas in the community. Either a small grant up to £500 or a larger grant of up to £3,000
  • We will support you through the simple grant application process, there is a quick turnaround and YOU can make things happen straight away.

And the funding is not just for groups or organisations – individuals who just want to do something in and for their community are encouraged to apply too.

Read our application guide here: Sparks Guidance for applicants.docx

Sparks small grant application form

Sparks large grant application form

A Community Voice Voting Evening will take place on the evening of Thursday, January 27th to allow the community the chance to vote on which of the larger grant applications will be awarded money from the Keyham Community Sparks Grant. Residents who are unable to attend will have the chance to vote online. Find out more here

A number of individuals, groups and organisations have already been successful in their applications for small grants. These include:

Wolseley Wanderers

Having consulted a number of youngsters they came up with a range of activities which the young people may not have had the opportunity to do before that will help them gain confidence and improve their communication.

Keyham Community Chaplaincy

A chaplaincy to offer non-threatening and confidential pastoral care on a one-to-one or small group basis to all those in the Keyham and surrounding community who have suffered trauma and loss.

KGP Food Bank

Provision of food to many families and provision of toiletries, baby nappies and pet food.

St Thomas Church

Purchase a replacement notice board for community and church notices.

1st Keyham (St Mark) Scout Group

Set up a new scouting section called Squirrels aimed at four to six-year-old boys and girls and invest in badges, resources, equipment and activities.

Ford Youth and Community Centre

Free gym membership and youth classes for all youngsters who will be entitled up to ten weeks free membership. And free access to their young martial arts school, engaging with five to 17-year-olds.

C W Holiday Club

To help with a complete overhaul of equipment at a holiday club run at College Road Primary School.


  • Any question or if you want to discuss further please contact: or call 07769 300 126.
  • Deadline for larger grant applications is January 23rd 2022. You can still apply for smaller grants throughout February and March.
  • All projects/initiatives must be delivered by end of March 2022.