Grants

Grants 

Our Big Local provides a number of funding opportunities to community groups, organisations and agencies working in the Big Local area.

This page highlights each grant programme and information about how to apply, time frames and closing dates for the activity / programme.

Our Current Grants 2020/21

Community Hubs Development Fund

To support in addressing the priority Bringing the Community Together, grants are currently available for not-for profit, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises. The funding is primarily for the development of community buildings located and delivering services in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?

Groups can bid for up to £5,000

Grants are available for activities and projects which must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  2. Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  3. Enhance community spirit where neighbours look out and care for one another
  4. Increase opportunities for communities to come together to actively participate in the GM2LF Big Local

Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Form

Application Guidance

Stronger Communities Grant Programme

To support in addressing the priority Strengthening the Community, grants are currently available for not-for profit, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises active and delivering services in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?

Groups can bid for up to £2,000.

Grants are available for activities and projects which must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. Strengthen and sustain new and existing activities
  2. Increase the opportunities for people in the area
  3. Help more people to reach their potential through activities and support
  4. Increase opportunities for communities to come together to actively participate in the GM2LF Big Local

Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Form

Application Guidance                                                                                  

If you would like further information or advice on any of the above funding programmes, please contact Helen Trueman on 07724 584241 or email: helen.gm2lf@outlook.com