Welcome to Kilsby Village

Kilsby is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England, situated approximately five miles south-east of Rugby and six miles north of Daventry.


The village has a population of 1,189 (2017 data). It gives its name to the Kilsby Tunnel on the West Coast Main Line.The tunnel measures 2,400 yards (2,216m) in length, and was designed and constructed by Robert Stephenson, son of the famous George Stephenson.

Together, they invented the early steam-engine "The Rocket".







The Community Benefit Fund for Crick and Kilsby

The next application deadline is now just less than 3 months away for groups to apply for grant support. (Deadline Wednesday, 6th March 2019)

Daintree Wind Farm Ltd has committed £12,000 each year into a community Fund, which is split equally between the Parishes of Crick and Kilsby in Northamptonshire. The Fund allows groups to apply for grants between £250 and £6,000. There is one application round to apply to each year.


Voluntary and Community Services Programme & Section 106

Do you run a club, society or community group?

There are two sources of possible funding that you can access detailed below.

Firstly funding can be requested from DDC via the VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMME. This programme is designed to support voluntary and community groups with capital projects and in certain cases with a lesser amount to support revenue expenditure. Additional monies have been available through this programme for this current financial year (2018/19). It is important to note that capital grants can be up to a maximum of 50% of project costs and have a ceiling figure of £15,000.

The second source of funding is SECTION 106 MONIES available as a result of the A361 housing development by Avant Homes.

There is a defined sum of money totalling £105,141.12 for which applications can be made under the following prescribed headings.



Green space             


Indoor sports           


Indoor youth             


Outdoor sports       


Parks and gardens 


Play areas                 


In all cases grant applications must be supported with a well-documented and fully costed plan which will identify the benefits to the community and demonstrate the advantages of it being managed by the parish council or local community group.

The joint application form for both funding streams and completion guidance for capital grant applications are available below.

Application Form                     Guidance Notes

Please forward completed application form to Councillor Sarah Stainton sstainton@kilsbyvillage.co.uk for review by the Parish Council Section 106 Committee. Thank you.

For more information on available funding support via Daventry District Council please see https://www.daventrydc.gov.uk/living/community-grants/

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