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Funding

– At CWVA, we manage different funding pots to help distribute grants to community sector organisations.

We also signpost organisations to the funding opportunities available locally and nationally. Below is a list of funding pots that are currently open for applications.

One Stop Community Partnership Programme

Closing Date: 26/04/2024

Amount: Up to £1,000

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Local Community Groups are able to apply for funding to support the group and to develop a new or ongoing project in partnership with their local store. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000, and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

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Redrow Fund

Closing Date: 26/04/2024

Amount: Variable

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Good causes in and around Chester are being offered the chance to share a £5,000 community fund.

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Tesco Stronger Starts – Footie for All Fund

Closing Date: 30/04/2024

Amount: £1,000

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Tesco Stronger Starts funds grants for healthy food and activities for children across the UK. We have partnered with The Sun to power their Footie for All campaign with our Tesco Stronger Starts programme to create a Footie for All Fund. We will be providing £150k in grants to grassroots football clubs across the UK as well as raising awareness of the importance of children having opportunities to thrive through opportunities for more physical and mental wellbeing. The Footie for All grants will support grassroots clubs in providing more spaces, better equipment and new kits – anything they need to help support children in their local communities.

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Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

Closing Date: 07/05/2024

Amount: Up to £400

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Warburtons Community Grants provides small grants up to £400 to support charitable organisations towards broader activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community.

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Screwfix Foundation

Closing Date: 10/05/2024

Amount: Up to £5,000

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The Screwfix Foundation supports the improvement of properties and community facilities.

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Capital Grants for Community Buildings – 2024-25 Fund now open

Closing Date: 13/05/2024

Amount: Up to £10,000

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Funding is capped at £10,000 per application. The fund is targeted at community buildings, community groups and parish councils to develop their community buildings and spaces with projects that align with UKSPF priorities. The main outcomes of your project should be focused on financial sustainability – either saving or reducing costs or generating income.

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Onward Community Fund

Closing Date: 15/05/2024

Amount: Up to £2,500

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The aim of the fund is to make a positive difference in communities served by Onward and provide Onward customers with practical support and guidance in response to the increased cost of living. The funding is intended for projects that address one of the following themes: Theme 1: Work – supporting community-based employment, training, volunteering and enterprise opportunities. Theme 2: Food – supporting food resilience in communities during a challenging economic period. Theme 3: Green – improving access to and use of greenspace in communities to improve wellbeing. Theme 4: Digital – providing digital skills and support. Examples of projects could include: IT training, Youth projects, Community events, A life skills course on topics such as cooking on a budget and making money go further.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Fund

Closing Date: 31/05/2024

Amount: Up to £1,000

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The Fund provides long-term, core funding to organisations who work at the intersection of art and social change so they can continue the work they are already doing and for programmes which are central to their mission.

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Benefact Trust

Closing Date: 01/06/2024

Amount: Up to £10,000 / £10,000 +

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Grants are available for churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, Christian charities, schools, and theological institutions across the UK to deliver projects and activities that have a positive impact on communities.

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Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 30/06/2024

Amount: £1,000 - £3,000

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The Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust supports Sport and Recreational Facilities for young people, natural history and wildlife, charities in Cheshire. The deadlines for the rounds of applications are 30th June and 31st December in each year.

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The Ford Britain Trust

Closing Date: 31/07/2024

Amount: Up to £3,000

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The Ford Britain Trust supports local communities with grants to sow the seeds of change, with a particular focus on projects that centre around education, environment, children, people with disabilities, youth activities, and projects that provide clear benefits to their communities. They will be accepting applications for small grants from 1st April to 30th June 2024 for review in July 2024. Large grants for amounts over £250 and up to a maximum of £3000. They will be accepting applications for large grants from 1st March to 31st July 2024.

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VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme

Closing Date: 01/08/2024

Amount: £2,000 - £150,000

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VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme is offering independent energy assessments to help identify energy-saving opportunities in your building plus up to £150k in capital funding.

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Cheshire Community Foundation’s Small Grants

Closing Date: 31/10/2024

Amount: Up to £2,500

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Cheshire Community Foundation’s Small Grants are now open, closing on 31st October 2024. In this programme, organisations can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help small, grassroots projects deliver. The Foundation will always prioritise applications for work which supports people who live in more deprived areas of Cheshire according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

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National Lottery Community Fund: Climate Action Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: min £500,000

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The Climate Action Fund is a commitment to help communities tackle climate change. It supports communities to be environmentally sustainable. With Climate Action Fund – Our Shared Future the NLCF wants to involve more people in climate action. And they want to inspire bold and exciting change. They will fund formal partnership projects that reach more people by either: - linking climate action to the everyday lives and interests of local communities. And inspiring them to take action. - influencing communities at a regional or national level. Like linking up groups across locations. Or a campaign that inspires change across one country, or the whole UK. You do not have to be a climate or environment focused organisation to apply.

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Steve Morgan Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Various amounts

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The Steve Morgan Foundation provide a range of grants for organisations that make a positive difference to those in need. Areas of support include poverty, homelessness, health and wellbeing, education and training. They also provide smaller grants to individuals requiring specialised disability equipment.

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Village halls small grants fund – ACRE

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £2,000 - £5,000

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The £3 million grant fund, launched by the government in May 2022 for the Queen's Jubilee, provides £2,000 to £5,000 grants for rural community building improvements in England, covering up to 20% of project costs. Applications require confirmed funding for proposed works within six weeks, and the fund is expected to be open until December 2024, subject to possible early closure.

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Henry Smith Foundation: Grants to reduce social and economic disadvantage

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £500 - £70,000

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The Allen Lane Foundation offers three open grant programs: Improving Lives supports small to medium-sized organizations in the UK, Strengthening Communities aids grassroots groups in deprived areas, and Holiday Grants provide trips for disadvantaged children aged 13 and under.

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Seven Friends Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £300 - £3,000

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The Seven Friends Foundation offers small grants to organisations championing overlooked, unpopular, or stigmatised causes. Their mission includes fostering inclusive local communities by empowering marginalised individuals, enhancing skills, infrastructure, sustainability, and fostering collaboration within the third sector.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £1,000,000

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The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of charities that make a positive difference, working in different sectors in the UK. These include welfare, youth, community, environment, education, health, arts, heritage and faith.

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Department of Health and Social Care – Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: £750

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Grants are available for community organisations across England to buy an automated external defibrillators (AED) to install in a public place.

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