Funding is always a problem for any voluntary or community organisation no matter how big or small.

A list of sources for funding for local organisations in Cheshire has been provided. This has details of potential funds that are available from £1,000 up to £1,000,000.

Flooding grant - repair and renew

If your property was affected by flooding between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014 you could be entitled to up to £5,000 to help protect your property in the future. For more information:

Cheshire Community Foundation

Cheshire Community Foundation was established in 2011 as an independent registered charity. The foundation aims to do three unique things; inspire local philanthropy, build endowment and get money to grass root organisations.  They cover the three local authority areas of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and Warrington.
Grants made by the Foundation generally fall under the broad heading of wellbeing and social welfare and, of particular interest, are local voluntary and community organisations that can meet immediate and emerging needs and that have the commitment of their local community.
The foundation encourages applications which
  • Support new or existing social and community activity
  • Demonstrate that funding will make a real difference
  • Encourage community involvement and self-help
  • Are, in the main, from community based organisations
To find out more about the foundation and how to apply for a grant visit the Cheshire Community Foundation website.

Big Lottery Fund - Funding consultation for 2015 - 2021

Big Lottery Fund are consulting on their funding priorities from 2015 to 2021 which will include £4bn funding, this is our opportunity to highlight the needs of our borough the initiatives that work well and need to be expanded throughout the borough. For more details, visit:

ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West - Help people in your community get back into work!

The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) invites your organisation to apply for a small grant, up to a maximum of £13,500, from the ESF Community Learning Grants programme.

This is to fund activities and courses supporting individuals who are out of work, helping them to access employment or further learning and training.

You can apply for these grants if you are from a constituted community and voluntary group, registered charity or social enterprise that already plays an important role at grass roots level, providing intensive support to those individuals that are most disadvantaged in the labour market.

158 groups in the region received £2 million of ESF funding over four previous grant rounds in 2012-13. Now it’s your turn!

​​The Sixth Grant Round is open from Tuesday 27 May and closes on Monday 7 July 2014 (12 noon). For further information:

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