Community CVS has a legacy of supporting community groups to access external funding. Since 2002 we have distributed over £2.8 million of small grants to community groups.

Between 2014 – 15 we helped numerous community groups make successful small grant applications, bringing in £225,000 to the borough.


Borough Council Strategic Funding Lead

We work in close partnership with the Borough Council Strategic Funding Lead who produces a regular funding update bulletin. If you wish to receive this please subscribe to our E-Bulletin these updates plus links to other sources of funding. Contact to subscribe.

Funding Central

An invaluable source of information is the website Funding Central. It lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities for voluntary organisations and social enterprises registered in England. There’s also a wealth of tools and guides to support you.

The Big Lottery Awards

For All funding gives groups an easy way to get small grants of between £300 and £10,000. They prioritise groups with low income and want to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. They’ll fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens. Click here for more information and guidance:


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