Ackworth Parish Council operates a community grant scheme. The aim is to ensure that public funds are used in ways that benefit groups of residents and protect the interests of residents into the future. The Council therefore encourages applications from local community based ‘not for profit’ or charitable organisations, e.g. voluntary groups, societies, clubs (including new start-ups), sports clubs, youth clubs and playgroups for the purchase of equipment, or to schools for educational trips or special events (i.e. for activities not on the normal curriculum).