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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.

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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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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The Chester Bluecoat Charity

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Up to £500 and £2000+

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You can choose from two types of grant to apply for: strategic funding and small funding. The strategic funding can help an ambitious project with a robust plan. The Chester Bluecoat Charity award grants of at least £2,000 to schemes that aim to make a lasting difference in the community over several years. With their small funding programme, The Chester Bluecoat can offer organisations a single grant of less than £500, which could help buy much-needed new equipment.

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Marjory Boddy Trust

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Various amounts

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The Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust meets three times a year to consider applications for grants from registered charities that are involved in but not confined to the areas of health, education, welfare and the arts.

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Rayne Foundation

Closing Date: 31/12/2024

Amount: Various

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The Rayne Foundation supports projects that tackle young people's improved mental health, Arts as a tool to achieve social change, Improved quality of life for carers and for older people, and better opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers

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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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