Warwick District Council operates a Rural/Urban Initiatives Scheme (RUCIS) which gives grants (£1,000 – £20,000) to locally led and run, not-for-profit, community organisations towards capital projects which make use of volunteer labour within the Warwick District area.Capital is defined as “funds used by an organisation to purchase or upgrade physical assets such as property or equipment”, e.g.

  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, such as:
    • loft, cavity wall or external wall insulation
    • LED lighting including controls & sensors
    • solar panels
    • heat pumps
    • replacement ‘A’ rated boilers or burners including zone control
    • heat recovery and thermal stores
    • electric charging infrastructure for public use
  • Building repairs and construction
  • Disabled access / facilities
  • Resurfacing: carparks, driveways, sports courts, play areas
  • New facilities: kitchens, toilets
  • New equipment: playgrounds, machinery

Applications need not be made in the name of the Parish/Town Council but will need their financial support to enable the project to be considered.

Other funded schemes include:

  • £20,000 to Playbox Theatre in Warwick to enable them to replace their roof
  • £20,000 to Leamington Lawn Tennis & Squash Club to upgrade their existing court lighting to energy efficient LED lighting
  • £2,186 to Norton Lindsey Community Pub Limited to purchase fixtures and fixtures for their community shop
  • £17,814 to Cubbington Sports & Social Club for refurbished toilets, carpet and decorating

Projects should be of a capital nature as explained above.

To find out more about the RUCIS scheme, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/RUCIS