Cheshire East Community Support Scheme

Providing funding for community organisations

At Equilibrium, we are passionate about giving back to the communities we work in. We don’t want to help just one charity or community group – we want to help as many possible. That is why we have launched the Cheshire East Community Support Scheme.

The scheme gives local charities and not-for-profit organisations across Knutsford, Wilmslow and Macclesfield the opportunity to apply for grants of between £100 and £500 to help support the valuable work they do in the Cheshire East region.

Trustees of Equilibrium’s Charitable Foundation will consider applications for assistance from organisations with a range of aims and objectives including those which:

  • Work in partnership with organisations assisting the disadvantaged
  • Promote and encourage sporting activity
  • Promote and encourage activities in the arts
  • Support education and development
  • Benefit the environment

Please note: only applications from non-profit organisations will be accepted

Applications will be reviewed quarterly, with one applicant receiving a grant of between £100 and £500.

Applications not normally considered include:

  • Applications from individuals
  • Projects that promote political activities or religious causes
  • Projects that benefit or involve animals
  • Commercial enterprises

To see some organisations who have previously benefitted from our Community Support Scheme please click here.

How to apply 

Please click here to view and fill out the application form. If you have any queries please email 

Submission deadlines 2020

Quarter one: Monday 6 January – Sunday 22 March

Quarter two: Monday 23 March – Sunday 21 June

Quarter three: Monday 22 June – Sunday 20 September

Quarter four: Monday 21 September – Sunday 6 December

We will get back to all applicants within two weeks of the quarter’s end date. If you are unsuccessful please do not be deterred from applying again in subsequent quarters.