We know that sometimes a little bit of financial support can help your group grow and prosper so we want to signpost funding streams that can make that happen.

There are lots of opportunities out there if you know where to look and our guidance sheet could make all the difference to your search. If you can not find what you are looking for why not make contact and one of our team will try and assist.

To begin with here are a few pointers to getting your funding application approved;

  •  Check deadlines and that your group can meet the criteria for funding
  •  Keep your application short and to the point linking what you do to the funding criteria
  •  Where possible provide evidence of your success or maybe a case study
  •  Be clear about what you would do with the funding and how you will measure your success
  •  Avoid jargon and make your application easy to read
  •  Be positive about the great things you do
  •  Ask a trusted friend to read over your application before you submit it

Good Luck ! See our links below for funding opportunities !!

Police and Crime Commissioner – Community Action Fund

Lancashire County Council – Grants and Funding

Covid -19 – New funding available

Arts Council

Armed Forces Covid-19 Impact Programme deadline 29 May 2020

Information from the CEO of The National Lottery Community Fund on how they will be supporting organisations through COVID -19

Morrisons Foundation

Co-op Foundation #IWill Fund Grants of up to £10,000 to help young people support each other during bereavement

Community Foundation for Lancashire has launched the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund for community and voluntary organisations on the frontline

Coronavirus Mental Health Fund 

Sport England

Food Grant Scheme  closing date 6 July 2020

The Heritage Fund

Historic England

Homelessness Response Fund deadline 27 May 2020

Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund deadline 12 noon 29 May 2020. As part of the Government’s plan to tackle loneliness during the coronavirus lockdown, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a £5 million to fund national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections.

Tesco Bags of Help has now closed for new applications.