Search For Funding

Search For Funding

Please Note: Opportunities with the most urgent deadlines appear towards the top of the list.  Opportunities with ongoing deadlines/rolling programmes appear towards the end of the list.

FCC Communties Foundation (Previously WREN)

Funding Available: £2000-£100,000

Deadline: 11th December 2019

Funding for 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; Museums.  Click here for details.

 Co-op Foundation 

Funding Available: Up to £50,000

Deadline: 31st December 2019

Interest-free loans of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations that own or manage a community space 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, particually those facing greater challenges.  For further details and to apply click here 

 Warrington Community Initiative Fund (CIF) 

Funding Available: Up to £3000

Deadline: 23rd January 2020

Funding is available to help to support or deliver activities based within the borough of Warrington, which benefit residents and support one of the council’s pledges which are to (i) Protect the most vulnerable (ii) Support the local economy (iii) Help build strong and active communities for all (iv) Create a place to be proud of.  Click here for details.

 Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund 

Funding Available: Up to £75,000

Deadline: 31st March 2020

Funding is available to update and improve rural village and community halls so that they are fit for purpose and can provide activities that benefit their local community (improve health and wellbeing; reduce loneliness in the community; demonstrate environmental benefits; and supports the local rural economy).  Click here for details.

 Warrington Charities Trust  

Funding Available: Up to £500    

Deadline: 31st May 2020

Warrington Charities Trust aims to help small groups, new groups and projects, or groups which find it difficult to raise all their funds themselves. Click here for details.

 Rugby League World Cup England 2021 - Capital Grants Programme 

Funding Available: Small awards up to £15,000 and larger over £15,000

Deadline: 23rd October 2021

£10m has been made available from the Government to deliver the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme. The Programme is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place; giving people more and better opportunities to engage with the game and to get active. The fund will invest in facilities and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities.  Click here for details. 

 Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-22 

Funding Available: Up to £15,000

Deadline: Fund available 2018-2022

The Government has allocated over £29m between 2018 - 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders.  Click here for details. Click here for details.

 Wilko Helping Hands 

Funding Available: Small grants; Wilko gift cards, products, raffle prizes

Deadline: Ongoing  

Wilko store has a budget to give a little helping hand to local groups and community projects.  Click here for details.

 ASDA Foundation 

Funding Available: Various

Deadline: Ongoing

Independent grants and support locally for relevant projects. Helping charities, local good causes or community activity to all make a real difference.  Click here for details.

Lane End New Beginnings - Supporting the Communities in which they   build 

Funding Available: Up to £500

Deadline: Ongoing

Lane End are currently developing a site on Academy Street in Warrington Town centre for Torus and, as part of their commitment to supporting the communities in which they build, they would like to hear from local charities and not for profit organisations. They have small donations of up to £500 up for grabs along with opportunities to work alongside their own supply chain and experts to develop ideas that would positively impact the local community. They are very receptive to ideas and would welcome hearing from anyone who would like to meet up to have an open discussion on any positive community activities that could use a little support.

For further information please contact Kate Harrison from their Social Enterprise on 0771 700 3992 or email kateh@laneend.org.  Or click here to visit the New Beginnings website.

 Warrington Older Peoples Fund - Small Grants Programme 

Funding Available: Up to £1000

Deadline: Ongoing

Cheshire Community Foundation would welcome applications to their Older People's Grants for up to £1000 of funding. 

Examples of recent successful bids to this fund have included things like funding for tables, chairs and other equipment, funding for trips, a gardening project and a project which promotes health and wellbeing.  Click here for grant criteria.  Click here for application form.   

 Cheshire Safer Communities Fund 

Funding Available: Up to £5000

Deadline: Ongoing

The Safer Communities Fund has been established to encourage local residents and communities to get involved in the prevention and reduction of crime and to allow community groups to bid for monies to help create safer communities across Cheshire.  Click here for details.

 The National Lottery Community Fund - Awards for All 

Funding Available: £300 - £10,000

Deadline: Rolling programme

Awards for All has three funding priorities and request that applicants meet at least one of them.  The priorities are:

  • bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities;
  • improving the places and spaces that matter to communities;
  • enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

Click here for further details and to apply

 The National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities 

Funding Available: Over £10,000

Deadline: Rolling programme

Flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.  Click here for details.

 Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Community Centres and Village Halls 

Funding Available: £2000 - £60,000

Deadline: Rolling programme

Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas.  Click here for details.

 Steve Morgan Foundation 

Funding Available: Various

Deadline: Ongoing  

The following grants are available through the Steve Morgan Foundation:

Regional Grants: Multi-year revenue grants for core funding, salaries and ongoing running costs for projects. 

Major Grants: Grants of over £100,000 including awards for Capital Projects. 

Smiley Bus: Funding for both standard and wheelchair-accessible minibuses and other essential transport vehicles including bikes and vans.

Enable: Funding for specialist disability equipment.

For more information and to apply click here

 Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants 

Funding Available:

Smaller projects up to £15,000 or larger projects up to £100,000

Deadline: Rolling Programme

Funding available for community and cultural organisations.  Click here for details.

 The National Lottery Grants for Heritage 

Funding Available and deadlines:

£3000-£100,000 – Rolling Programme

£100,000 - £250,000 – 19th Nov 2019

£250,000 - £5m - 19th Nov 2019

Using money raised by the National Lottery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund inspires, leads and resources the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and for the future. National Lottery Grants for Heritage is an open programme for all types of heritage project in the UK.  Click here for details.

 The Tudor Trust - Supporting Positive Change in Communties 

Funding Available: Discretionary

Deadline: Rolling programme

The Tudor Trust wants to support smaller groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence.  They are particularly interested in supporting work that develops and promotes the social connections and relationships which make such an important contribution to the well-being and quality of life of individuals, and which strengthens communities.  Click here for details.

 The Morrisons Foundation 

Funding Available: Up to £25,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. Click here for details.

 Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Local Grants 

Funding Available: Up to £20,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services for armed forces personnel, veterans and their families.  Click here for details. 

 

Want to be funding ready?

Complete our short Review and Reflect questionnaire – A quick and easy way of ensuring that your group is ready to apply for funding.  Click here to get started.

 

Support with Funding

Does your group need funding but you are put off by the funding application form / process?  Don’t worry Warrington Voluntary Action can help.  Contact Helen on 01925 246880 or email helenp@warringtonva.org.uk

 

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