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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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Local School Nature Grants Programme

Closing Date: 26/04/2024

Amount: £500

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Learning Through Landscapes is providing outdoor learning training sessions and nature equipment to nurseries, schools, and early learning providers to encourage outdoor education for children. The Local School Nature Grants Scheme offers a two-hour training session and equipment worth up to £500, including woodland activity kits, gardening kits, woodworking kits, and fireboxes, to promote outdoor learning in schools.

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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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DWF Foundation

Closing Date: 30/06/2024

Amount: Up to £5,000

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The DWF Foundation (also referred to as the Foundation) is an independent charity, founded by DWF. It has the sole aim of providing funds, resources and mentoring support to help individuals, groups and communities to achieve their full potential.

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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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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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Aviva Community Fund

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £50,000

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This fund helps local causes build stronger communities across the UK. The are two key focus areas. • Financial wellbeing – helping people take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially independent and ready for anything. • Climate action – promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change.

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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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