Our Colchester

Our Colchester - 'Create' fund

Applications will open again on: 30th September - 30th October 2019

Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) formally launches a £12,000 ‘Create’ Fund. Applications reopen on the 30th September, offering an opportunity for organisations that are delivering projects/events/initiatives focusing on supporting the development and improvement of Colchester town centre to apply for an element of funding.


The fund of £12,000 which has been allocated from the BIDs priority deliverables set out in its business plan, aims to create a welcoming environment, encourage public to return regularly to the town centre and increase the presence of safety. All applications submitted must align with the business plan and share these aims for the town centre.



  1. Please read the 'Create' fund document and guidance notes to see if you fit the criteria for this funding.
  2. If you feel as though you pass the criteria, please continue to complete the application form provided.
  3. Once you have completed the application form, please email this to hello@ourcolchester.co.uk.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know we have received your application.


Selection Process:

A panel, made up from Board and Advisory Group members, will discuss each application and make a decision as to which applications have been successful. We look forward to receiving your application for this fund.


If you have any questions or require further information on our 'Create' Fund, please email a member of our team at hello@ourcolchester.co.uk.