Big Local Shadsworth with Whitebirk

The Big Local Shadsworth with Whitebirk Small Grants Programme is being run by Community CVS on behalf of the Shadsworth with Whitebirk Big Local Partnership. The fund is a part of the £1million Big Local Ten Year Programme for Shadsworth with Whitebirk.

  • The fund is open to ward residents and local charities, social enterprises, voluntary or community groups (i.e. not for profit organisations) and the activity must benefit residents of Shadsworth with Whitebirk
  • The group must not directly employ any paid members of staff.
  • The group must be run by volunteers and use volunteers to deliver its activities.

If residents have a good idea for a project but are not part of a community group, you can still submit an application.  The panel will ask a local community group to hold the grant on your behalf and the community group will be responsible for ensuring the money is accounted for appropriately and project reports are submitted to Community CVS.

The criteria and weight we will use to assess your application will be:-

  1. Meeting the Big Local’s six objectives & Community Impact for your project (50%)
  2. Value for Money (25%)
  3. Involving volunteers & local residents to deliver your project (25%)


Application Deadline Grant Panel Meetings
Friday 3rd May 2019 Monday 13th May 2019
Friday 5th July 2019 Monday 15th July 2019
Friday 6th September 2019 Monday 16th Sept 2019
Friday 8th November 2019 Monday 18th Nov 2019
Friday 10th January 2020 Monday 20th Jan 2020
Friday 6th March 2020 Monday 16th March 2020
Friday 8th May 2020 Monday 18th May 2020
Friday 3rd July 2020 Monday 13th July 2020
Friday 4th September 2020 Monday 14th Sept 2020
Friday 6th November 2020 Monday 16th Nov 2020