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Service updates during the coronavirus crisis

Following government advice, we’ve had to make changes to many of our services. Please see the information on coronavirus page, which is regularly updated as new information and advice is released.

Specific service updates can be found on this page.

Luton Council service updates


Applications for Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Small Grants funding

Can this funding help the area where I live?

The Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Small Grants Programme is currently open and running across 11 wards of Luton, it's funded by Luton Council, London Luton Airport, Beds and Luton Community Foundation and ESF CLLD.

It has replaced the previous fund known as Your Say Your Way - Community Led Local Development (YSYW - CLLD), it aims to involve local people from across the whole community in influencing the decisions affecting their neighbourhoods.

CLLD is part of this process and brings a local funding opportunity for grassroots community projects to your wards to develop targeted projects.

As a resident, the CLLD Small Grants Programme funding opportunity enables you to decide on how funding for community projects should be spent in your local area, you can do this by voting directly at Decision Days.

If you are part of a community group or local organisation and you have an idea for a project to improve your ward, you are able to apply for funding - if it meets funders’ criteria and other residents like the project and vote for it, then you could get funding to support your idea.


The following are the eligible CLLD wards:

  1. Biscot
  2. Crawley
  3. Dallow
  4. Farley
  5. High Town
  6. Leagrave
  7. Lewsey
  8. Northwell
  9. Round Green
  10. South
  11. Sundon Park

I want to apply

The funding for 2020/20221 has now opened, you will find the timetable below:

Launch of funding cycle

11 February 2020

Application form and presentation skills workshop

To be confirmed

Closing date for applications and check eligibility.

Sunday 29 March at 11.59pm
Please note: applications received after this date will not be considered

Seven days before the Decision Day

Eligible applicants are notified/invited to make a presentation of their project to the Decision Day

Decision Day: 18 April 2020

Applicants/supporters must be present for the full day, in order to present/vote (length of event is subject to number of applications being presented and voted on)
Venue: To be confirmed

I need more help

Please refer to the guidance notes for further information

CLLD Small Grants Programme Guidance Notes

Please also see below useful links:

Contact details for area projects and involvement officers

Application form




 Contact information

Your Say, Your Way

Strategic Community Services Office, Lewsey Community Centre, Landrace Road, Luton, LU4 0SW

Tel: 01582 546985 or 01582 548776
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