Grants for groups

We run a range of grants programmes for community groups and charities in Wiltshire and Swindon including several managed on behalf of other funders

Our grants support projects that improve people’s lives Wiltshire and Swindon. We focus on supporting grassroots and small to medium-sized organisations that are working with people on low incomes. A full list of our current grant programmes is below.

If you have any further questions or would like advice on how to apply you can contact the Grants Team on 01380 738985 or by email info@wiltshirecf.org.uk.

Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Action Fund Grants

Grants of up to £5,000

The Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Action Fund Grants support voluntary groups to deliver activities in line with priorities 2, 3 and 4 of the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Plan 2022-25.

Opening date for programme to be confirmed ASAP

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Community Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 per year for up to three years

Our community grants programme supports projects  that improve people's lives in Wiltshire and Swindon. We prioritise applications from grassroots and small to medium-sized organisations that are working with people on low incomes.

This programme is open for applications

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Older People's Programme

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 per year for one or two years.

The aim of this programme is to support older people to be independent, healthy and socially included. 

Opening date for programme to be confirmed ASAP

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Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund

Short term funding opportunity for projects supporting older people in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Grants of between £500 - £3,000, starting from September 2024 for up to 6 months, with end of grant reporting during March 2025.

Our usual criteria apply but there are also some additional donor restrictions. Please read the further information via the link below and then contact the Grants Team to discuss and request an application form: applications@wiltshirecf.org.uk or (01380) 738985.

Applications open on 19 June and close 22 July 2024.

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Wessex Water Foundation Environment Fund

Grants of up to £2,000

This programme supports charitable and community activities that improve local biodiversity or have a positive impact on the local environment for local people.

Funding is available to local organisations in the Wessex Water area. 

This programme is closed for applications and reopens in Spring 2025

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Targeting Health Inequalities

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for registered groups to work with communities from Trowbridge, Melksham, Chippenham and Salisbury.

We are working in partnership with the NHS Integrated Care Board’s Health Inequalities Fund (Wiltshire) to deliver a new grants programme for projects which help people overcome barriers to healthier lives, improving physical and/or mental wellbeing and showing how local community projects make a difference to health outcomes.

This programme is closed for applications.

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Heritage and Nature Grants

Our Heritage and Nature programme funds work that will preserve land or buildings of beauty or historic interest, including the preservation of animals and plant life, in Wiltshire. Each year, the Foundation will make two or three small grants (usually between £5,000 - £8,000) or one larger grant (usually £15,000 - £18,000).

We are not currently seeking new applications to this programme until April 2026. However, if your organisation is responsible for conserving an eligible natural space or heritage building which requires funding over the long term you may wish to register an interest here so we can contact you nearer the time.

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Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Sustainable Futures Grants

Grants of up to £20,000

This programme supports charitable and community activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, maths and the environment such as renewable energy, ecology or habitat conservation.

This programme opens for applications in September

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Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Supporting Communities Grants

Grants of up to £2,500

This programme supports projects which will improve the lives of people living in the parish areas of: Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon.

This programme opens for applications in September

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Wessex Water Foundation Community Fund

Grants of up to £4,000

The  Wessex Water Foundation Community Fund  supports charitable and community activities that aim to improve the lives of local people by building stronger communities and bringing communities together.

This programme opens for applications in September

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Energy, Food and Community Support Fund

We are working in partnership with Wiltshire Council to help deliver part of the county’s allocation of the Government Household Support Fund which has been allocated to councils in England by the Department for Work and Pensions.

This programme is closed for applications.

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Welcome Fund Programme

The Welcome Programme will help local voluntary sector and community groups to deliver a range of assistance and practical activities to support resettlement, community cohesion and help build futures for refugees and asylum seekers in our communities.

If you are interested in applying for this programme, please contact us by phone or email to discuss your plans

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Haydon Wick

Grants of up to £3,000

This programme supports local charities, voluntary organisations or not for profit companies based in, or whose work substantially benefits, the people of Haydon Wick and immediate surrounding neighbourhoods.

Due to the specific geography, we are currently working with a list of eligible groups or organisations based or working in the Haydon Wick area. If you think your group or organisation would be eligible to apply please read the full details on the main page.


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High Sheriff Awards

Grants of up to £3,000

The programme supports projects which bring communities together to tackle local issues. Applications are expected to focus on one or more of the following areas: anti-social behaviour, crime in local neighbourhoods, drug and alcohol-related crime, reducing re-offending, violence against women and girls or youth crime.

This programme is closed for applications

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