Getting campaigns going in development areas

We set-up the ALDC Fighting Fund to help Lib Dem campaigners fight key local government by-elections and to get campaigns going in development areas.

It’s part of our determination to reverse the trend over the last few years where we have more ‘black holes’, are standing in fewer council seats and are contesting fewer local authority by-elections.

What our experience has taught us

We know from decades of experience that even a small group of Lib Dem activists can kickstart the success needed to one day win council seats and MPs.

We need more of this local level campaigning; the danger is that we’re seeing less and that’s where the ALDC Fighting Fund comes in. We know from decades of experience that even a small group of Lib Dem activists can kickstart the success needed to one day win council seats and MPs.

Many ALDC members and supporters are making a regular donation to our Fighting Fund. If you can help, please donate to the fund online.

Volunteer by-election phone bank

We run a weekly phone bank that is funded by the Fighting Fund. The phone bank can be used for a by-election in a marginal ward that we stand a genuine chance of winning, or is a realistic ward to gain within the next council cycle.

  • Only one application per year per council area
  • The person making the application must be a member of ALDC
  • The candidate must be a member of ALDC
  • Must be on Connect

Apply for phone bank support >

Start-up grants

We are also currently able to offer grants to people starting out alongside providing advice and training to help a new team get going. This is available to council areas or local parties with less than two Lib Dem councillors at present, with grants up to £200 available.

If you want to apply for a grant, please complete our online form.

Many ALDC members and supporters are making a regular donation to our Fighting Fund. If you can help, please donate to the fund online.

Apply for a grant >

Local by-election fast track grant

The grant can be used for a by-election in a marginal ward that we stand a genuine chance of winning, or is a realistic ward to gain within the next council cycle.

  • Only one application per year per council area
  • The person making the application must be a member of ALDC
  • The candidate must be a member of ALDC
  • Average grant of £200

Apply for a grant >