Grants for grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000
Up to £500 Capacity Building Grant or up to £4000 Project Delivery Grant
For work delivering on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:
- Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life.
- Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and the LBTQI+ community and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.
- A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
- Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.
Projects need to be within 10 miles of the landfill site at Normanton (WF6 2JA )
Use the location checker to find out if you are eligible…
Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities.
This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature reserves; public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access; and Museums.
The funding is being made available through the FCC Community Action Fund and is available to projects located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment site.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 11th December 2019.
Community, third sector and voluntary groups based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Bradford can apply for up to £1500 in funding
In March 2019, 12 groups from Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford received a share of £10,000 of funding. From September, the fund will be open for applications again, with priority given to projects that fit with Locala’s strategic objectives. These are:
- Supporting carers
- Reducing social isolation
- Opportunities for young people
- The local environment
For details of who can apply, how the fund works and other FAQs, see the Locala website.
To join the mailing list for updates on the community fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Up to £2500 for projects that showcase patient and citizen involvement that improves healthcare
Has your voluntary, community or social enterprise
group done some amazing patient, service user or carer involvement work that
has improved healthcare services?
If so, we want you to tell us about it. In fact, we
want to support you to tell everyone about it!
NHS England and NHS Improvement will be awarding
grants of up to £2500 to a number of projects that showcase good practice
around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare. Applicants will need to
provide details of the successful involvement project they have completed,
along with details of how they plan to use the grant to share and showcase
their work in a creative way.
The grants can only be awarded to a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation. Please ensure you read the 2019 guidelines for community grant applicants pack before you apply, to check that your organisation and project is eligible.
Apply by Monday 23 September 2019 using the apply now button.
To get an application form in another format such as large print or in Word please email:
You can find out more about previous years’
projects in the community grants section of the Involvement Hub on
the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.
Grants and loans of up to £50k available from The Co-op Foundation and Department of Culture, Media and Sport
Space to Connect Fund – England only
This is a joint DCMS – Co-op Funding opportunity for
community organisations across England looking to improve spaces where people
can connect and co-operate. Organisations can apply for grants of up to
Please note, there are two strands of funding. The ‘Enhance’ strand for existing projects to scale or secure financial sustainability, closes on 31 July; the ‘Explore’ strand for conception stage projects is open for application till 12 August.
Community Space Interest Free Loans – Wales only
Interest-free loans of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations that own or manage a community space in Wales for the benefit of local people and the environment to grow their trading activities and become more sustainable. Funding should help organisations boost their income through viable business ideas so they can benefit the whole community, particularly those facing greater challenges.
The Co-op Foundation is inviting community organisations to apply for funding from its new £1.6m partnership with government to help save, improve and protect 2,000 spaces by 2022. Organisations can register interest and will be contacted by Co-op to discuss opportunities.
People Helping People Network Meetings in Cleckheaton & Dewsbury
Join us at Cleckheaton Town Hall tomorrow (24th July) to celebrate community activity & Local Project Funding
Join us at Howlands next week (31st July) to find out how to crowdfund for your organisation at Dewsbury Soup
Our People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises.
Both meetings will include:
- information about how to apply for funding like Do Something Now, and National Lottery,
- details of help with recruiting volunteers and promoting opportunities,
- information about free training and support from Third Sector Leaders
- and time for networking
The Cleckheaton event is also combined with a celebration of local project funding awarded by ward councillors from their ward budget, and will include details of how to apply for this funding. A light buffet and refreshments will be provided.
The Dewsbury event will feature Dewsbury Soup and details of how to apply for and pitch at their community crowdfunding events.
Find out more & book now on Eventbrite for Cleckheaton or Dewsbury…