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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.

Fund Closing Date Maximum Fund Amount
  • Empowering Local Communities
    The purpose of the programme is to support projects and activities which are important to a community that benefit local people. Groups may apply for one Empowering Local Communities grant per year of between £500 and £1,500. Project activities…
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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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  • 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, events, equipment etc. You can ask for a grant to cover the whole cost or to top up…
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  • Cancer Alliance Fund
    The Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance is working in partnership with WVA to support groups to engage with their users and raise awareness of cancer, its early signs and symptoms and the importance of attending cancer screening when called. …
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  • National Lottery Reaching Communities
    Grants of over £10,000 are available for organisations that work to make positive changes in the community and help their communitites thrive.  The National Lottery will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19…
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  • Magic Little Grants Fund
    In 2022, the Trust is increasing the funding pot to £1.325 million and expects to award grants of £500 to 2,650 charitable organisations. Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing…
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  • Torus Foundation Community Investment Fund 
    Community Investment Funding will be allocated to develop project initiatives that will benefit Torus tenants and their surrounding neighbourhoods. As a landlord, Torus is committed to going the extra mile; we are focused on empowering people, which…
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  • Card Factory Fund
    Who can apply Not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply.  Eligible expenditure Funding is for projects and activities that meet one or more of the following priorities:
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  • National Lottery Awards For All
    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, we'll continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. We can support you to: continue to…
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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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  • MCF Children and Later life Grants Programme
    This announcement relates to grants in two main areas: Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people Reducing isolation and loneliness for older people. Charities registered with the Charity Commission or relevant…
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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.