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. 

Due to the impact of Coronavirus, we have moved our regular Foundation and Small Grants into one main programme. If you want one of these grants, you should now apply through our Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants programme. This is a flexible programme with wide criteria covering both Coronavirus related costs and general running costs or projects. Decisions are taken quickly and groups can apply more than once and receive more than one grant as their needs develop.

A full list of our usual grant programmes is below. Some are currently channelling their funding via our main programme and some are running separately. Please check back during the year as programmes may start to open in addition to the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants programme.

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 within the sport for development sector 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 7 May. Please note this programme may close earlier if enough applications have been received.

Apply

Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants

This programme does not have a set grant amount. We will consider any grant amount and we want groups to tell us what they need. 

This programme supports voluntary and community groups to set up or adapt service to meet needs due to the Coronavirus situation, keep an organisation going during and after the crisis, or for a new projects or developments of existing services. 

Open for applications and there is no set deadline.

Apply

Community Foundation Small Grants

Organisations planning to apply for a Small Grant can now apply to the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants programme. 

If you already hold a Small Grant, you can also apply to the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants. 

Open for applications and there is no set deadline.

Apply

Community Foundation Main Grant

Organisations planning to apply for a Main Grant can now apply to the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants programme.

If you already hold a Main Grant, you can also apply to the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants.



Open for applications and there is no set deadline.

Apply

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 the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants 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.

Apply

Oakfield Community Response Fund

This programme is being awarded through the Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants 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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