Linking Communities are happy to provide you with the latest funding information from local, regional and national funders, the information is displayed below. We also provide one-to-one funding support sessions, for further details you can contact Varsha Patel, Community Development Worker on (01452) 308 448 or email
new funding search engine called Open4Community has just been
launched in Gloucestershire which gives Voluntary and
Community Groups access to a comprehensive database of
government, lottery and charitable trust funding
facility is free for all groups to use and can be viewed by
logging onto www.gloshub.org.uk/funding
you would like any assistance with funding or advice on any
aspect of your organisation please contact the team at Linking
Gloucestershire Community Foundation – Reminder
Gloucestershire Community Foundation have a range of funding
streams which are available to voluntary and community
organisations. They include:
Local Network Fund, which is a government initiative that
supports the 0-19 age group in the County, this funding
stream has been extended for a further three years,
organisations can apply for grants up to £7,000
Relief Programme is available for groups aiming to
strengthen communities and provide opportunities for
people who are disadvantaged or excluded through low
income, rural and social isolation, age, disability, race,
sexuality or gender.
Grants for projects or activities can be made for
up to £5000;
Social Fund Programme: all projects must contribute to the overall aim of supporting
a more inclusive society by helping people to progress
towards getting a job and by strengthening local
of activities can include, opportunity for volunteering,
support groups for the unemployed and social activities
that help to build confidence and self-esteem.
more information about the Gloucestershire Community
Foundation and the funding opportunities mentioned above
please contact Sue Wright on (01452) 656386 or log onto their
for All is a grants programme set up to help small groups and
local communities. It
is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arts Council of
England, Sport England, and the Big Lottery Fund.
Awards for All gives grants of between £500 and £5,000
in a simple straightforward way.
For more information, go to the Awards for All website:
or call the helpline on 0845 600 2040.
Big Lottery Fund will be announcing further new programmes
throughout 2005, and we will endeavour to publicise the
information as and when we receive it.
In the meantime for further information on any of the
programmes mentioned above please call the Big advice line on
0845 4 10 203 30 or log onto www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Fund – Update
Big Lottery Fund have recently announced new funding
programmes, including the Young People’s Fund.
Young People’s Fund aims to put young people at the centre
of creating, planning and running projects to help young
people achieve the following outcomes:
are for young people aged 11-18, although this programme will
also fund projects aimed at young people aged up to 25 who
have specific difficulties in moving into adulthood.
Grants are between £5,000 and £150,000 over a
three-year period. Voluntary
and community organisations can apply at any time, as this is
a rolling programme.
further information or to download outline proposal forms and
guidance material please log onto Big Lottery Fund website on www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
or call the Big advice line on 0845 4 10 20 30.
We hope that you find the
following links to funders websites helpful.