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 grant-making focuses on projects which support communities with limited financial capacity and benefits people who cannot afford to cover the costs themselves. 

A full list of our usual grant programmes is below. Some are currently channelling their funding our Community Grants programme and some are running separately. This programme also supports groups and organisations who are continuing to respond to the impact of Coronavirus.

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.

Made by Sport #ClubsInCrisis Fund

Grants of up to £2,021

This programme supports sports clubs or organisations working with young people between 5 - 25 that have been adversely affected by Covid-19. Applicants must be actively working to improve social outcomes. Those operating mostly in disadvantaged communities will be prioritised.

Deadline for applications 14 May. Please note this programme may close earlier if enough applications have been received.

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Community Grants

No set grant amount

These grants support projects which will make a sustained impact in the lives of disadvantaged people in Wiltshire and Swindon. Applicants must demonstrate  their beneficiaries are disadvantaged in one or more of the following ways - economically, socially, geographically or physically.

The programme also supports organisations to continue to respond to the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Open for applications and there is no set deadline.

Apply

Wessex Water Environment Fund

Grants of up to £1,500

The Wessex Water Environment Fund supports charitable and community activities which improve the local environment and have a positive impact on the quality of life for the local area. 

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

Applications open 3 May

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Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund Small Grant

Grants of up to £2,000

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 is currently closed for applications

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Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund Large Grant

Grants of up to £20,000

Schools, academies and colleges as well as registered and non-registered charities and community groups can apply for this programme. Projects must have a focus on science, technology, engineering, maths, environment, health or play and must benefit communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park.

This programme is currently closed for applications

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Office of Police & Crime Commissioner Grants

This programme is being awarded through our Community Grants programme for projects which assist the Commissioner in meeting the priorities set out in his Police and Crime Plan.

Open for applications and there is no set deadline.

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Oakfield Community Response Fund

This programme is being awarded through our Community Grants programme  for projects in the Swindon area which:

  • prevent people from losing their home
  • help people into a home
  • support people to thrive within the home environment

Open for applications and there is not set deadline

Apply

Haydon Wick

Grants of up to £3,000

This programme support charities and voluntary organisations based in, or whose work substantially benefits, the people of Haydon Wick and its immediate area.

This programme is currently closed for applications

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High Sheriff Awards

Grants of up to £3,000

The programme support 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.

Currently closed for applications

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