Funding to the Community and Voluntary Sector
The Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Award Scheme is now closed for applications for programme grant funding. Applications are currently being assessed and applicants will be informed of funding decisions by 28 February 2018.
We provide grant funding to a range of voluntary and community sector organisations (VCSOs) to improve the well-being of local residents. Grant funding is an important way for the council to acknowledge and support the contribution community and voluntary sector organisations make to the borough. Funding needs to be allocated carefully, fairly and equitably so that it has the most impact and gets the best outcomes.
Community and Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme
There are two types of grant funding available; grant funded programmes and strategic grants. Most organisations are only eligible to apply for grant funded programmes.
Where possible, we expect grant recipients to work closely together, and with the wider community and voluntary sector, so that there are complementary, not competing, programmes and services being delivered across communities.
Following a robust assessment and evaluation process, grants have now been awarded to a range of community and voluntary sector organisations, for the period up to 2019/20. Please see the document below for a full listing of the current grants portfolio.