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Learn more about our funding services and also active funding opportunities.

Funding Services

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The WVA team are happy to discuss your funding needs at any part of the journey. We can help when you...

  • Need to gather all the policies and paperwork to be funding ready
  • Are at the very beginning of your idea and are thinking about how to make it happen
  • Need to do some research or consultation to see if people want your idea
  • Are creating outcomes for your project
  • Are compiling a budget / project plan
  • Are trying to choose a funder but there are too many to choose from
  • Need support to monitor or evaluate your project
  • Want to find the right words to use but just can’t quite reach them
  • Need support answering questions that all sound the same
  • Have written something and you want a fresh pair of eyes to read it
  • Have had a request from a funder for a specific policy or procedure
  • Have been turned down by a funder and would like help understanding the feedback

Explore your funding options

Below you will find a range of funders that will fund activities in Warrington. We keep this page as up to date as we can. If you would like us to carry out a specific funding search for your group or project please contact the WVA team.

Funding Opportunities
Fund Closing Date Maximum Fund Amount
  • Co-op Good Causes
    Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across the UK and Isle of Man can now apply for grants from the Co-op Local Community Fund, which allows Co-op members to support the projects they care most about. The grants will be…
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  • Steve Morgan Foundation
    The type, size and time period of a grant is decided on the basis of the perceived 'difference' that the Foundation's support will make to the organisation, to the project and to the targeted beneficiaries. In addition to grant funding, the Morgan…
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  • Cash4Clubs
    Small unrestricted grants to help sustain the UK’s community sports clubs who are in need and may be threatened with closure due to the cost of living crisis. Cash4Clubs is a corporate-initiated sports club scheme, funded by Flutter Entertainment (…
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  • Onward Community Fund
    Underpinned by our mission ‘To make a positive difference in the communities we serve’ groups can bid for up to £2,500 for their neighbourhood. Examples could include: IT training, youth projects or community events.
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  • Warrington Charities Trust
    All grants awarded must be for charitable purposes and must benefit the community of Warrington. You can ask for funding towards running costs, training, publicity, equipment etc. You can ask for a grant to cover the whole cost or to top up your…
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  • WBC Community Initiative Fund
    Organisations belonging to the voluntary, community and faith sectors can apply for grants between £50 and £5,000. This is to help to support or deliver activities based within the borough of Warrington, which benefit residents and support one of…
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  • Sport England Small Grants
    We want to support projects that bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active. We also particularly want to support projects focusing on environmental sustainability. We believe…
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  • Torus Foundation Community Investment Fund 
    To help increase the amount of support taking place across Torus communities, community groups and local organisations are able to apply to Torus Foundation's Community Investment Fund (CIF). All applications must support one or more of the…
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  • National Lottery Awards For All
    Social connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why we support amazing community-led projects. We offer funding from £300 to £20,000. And can support your project…
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  • Morrisons Foundation Charity Grants
    The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.   Read more about this fund
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About Us

Warrington Voluntary Action supports the development of a vibrant, thriving and sustainable third party sector to meet the diverse needs of local communities. Our values revolve around being passionate, whilst thinking creatively and working collaboratively with others.