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General Grants

Community Action Grant
In 2016-17, Hardyal Dhindsa, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire will share £275,000 among community safety organisations that support his Police and Crime Plan Priorities. These include keeping vulnerable people safe from harm, supporting victims, maintaining strong and effective partnership working, tackling drugs and alcohol, supporting those with mental health issues and working with young people to break the cycle of offending and repeat victimisation.
He has invited community groups, non-profit making organisations and third sector organisations to work with him to deliver his priorities at a local level.
Large grants of between £2,501 and £25,000 will be available once during any one financial year while smaller grants of up to £2,500 will be allocated three times per year. All successful grants will run for a maximum 12-month period.
For further guidance and information, please follow the link below:

BIG Lottery Fund  

A new programme offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local communities.

There is a new application process which links from our website. The initial online part enables you to download the short application form which when completed you must send back along with a recent bank statement.
There are no deadlines but it is on a first come first served basis and the programme will close when the budget of £3.875m has been allocated.
If you have any further questions about the programme, please contact the Big Advice Team on 03454 102030.

One Stop - Carriers for Causes
Money raised from the 5p carrier bag charge at One Stop stores is being used for a new grant programme 'Carriers for Causes' for local community projects. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to non-profit organisations and other groups including clubs, schools, parish/own councils, local authorities, housing organisations, CICs etc…
Applicant projects must be within two miles of a One Stop store and demonstrate community need. One Stop stores can be found in locations across Derbyshire. To find out whether your project is close to a store, enter your project's postcode at:

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme 

Following a public vote, three projects in each of the 200 Tesco regions will receive a grant each month:

First place - Up to £5,000.
Second place - Up to £2,000.
Third place - Up to £1,000.
The Bags of Help Grants Programme is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a Government carrier bag levy which was introduced in England on 5 October 2015 and already in place in Scotland and Wales. The programme is managed by Groundwork, an environmental charity, in England and Wales and in partnership with greenspace Scotland in Scotland.
The funding is intended for not-for-profit organisations with projects that deliver physical environmental improvement and encourage the use and long-term sustainability of outdoor spaces.

University of Derby – Community Fund
Community groups throughout Derby and Derbyshire will be able to bid for their share of £15,000 over the next 12 months. There will be three rounds of funding in 2016/17, with £5,000 available in each round.
Groups can apply for up to £2,500 for work that benefits the local community. This can include:
• Promotion of Derby City or Derbyshire County heritage
• Contribution to educational development
• Benefit to local communities
• Increased engagement between the University and the community
• Widening participation in education
• Environmental sustainability

Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund
Grants of up to £2000 are made to eligible charitable organisations that work in local areas that have a Gregg’s bakery (nearest are Chesterfield and Whittington Moor).
The Foundation are looking for application that “make a difference to the lives of people in need in the heart of Greggs’ local communities”.
For more information visit or call 0191 212 7626.

Foundation Derbyshire: The William & Griselda Kerr Fund
This brand new fund has been established to support groups that use the arts, such as music, dance and drama, to work with and help some of the most vulnerable in our society. The Fund will also look at bids from groups using horticulture to develop skills, health and opportunities - this could be anything from gardening and allotments to farming. Grants of up to £1,000 will be available. Contact Sarah on the grants team on 01773 525863 to discuss any potential project ideas.

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation 
A registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability. This year their focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive their highest priority in 2016. They give grants of up £5,000. 

Bring Joy Foundation
The Foundation makes donations to not-forprofit groups, organisations and charities that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of older people.

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund
Local voluntary sector organisation, Derbyshire Dales CVS, is administering several of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s small grants – these include the Village Hall, Arts Development, Band Concerts, Play Development, Open Churchyards, Car Parking and Community grant schemes.

The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund awards grants to support the work of new or existing community groups or organisations that are working within the Derbyshire Dales and are in need of capital or revenue funding.

The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund will support organisations or specific projects that aim to develop or strengthen communities and/or people’s health and well-being. We are also interested in supporting less popular causes and work that supports disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the community.

The grants-scheme also includes money from North Derbyshire CCG and Derbyshire County Council Public Health and therefore we welcome applications from community groups doing something that has a health and well-being benefit.

Please contact Sarah Paisley or Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS for an application form. Tel 01629 812154 or email The form and guidelines can be made available in large print or on tape. The form can also be downloaded from our website by going to

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme - Derby and Derbyshire 
Grants for sports projects and community projects in Derbyshire that empower local people and enable them to create lasting change in their communities. There are still many communities in the UK that suffer from economic and social deprivation and the current economic climate may make this situation worse. You can apply for up to a max of £5000.

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation 
Grant potential: £5,000+ Grants are given for a range of charitable purposes including rural issues, urban deprivation, community support, disability, arts, education and heritage. The adaption of Church properties with a view to providing improved facilities for use by the church and its work in the community. 
Trusthouse also runs a three-year programme focussing on a specific issue of interest to the Trustees, Giving Young Families a Positive Start. 
Apply via website and downloadable application form: 
Contact Details: 020 7264 4990 Judith Leigh, Grants Manager The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Sixth Floor 65 Leadenhall Street London, EC3A 2AD.

Lankelly Chase Foundation
The Foundation works to promote change that will improve the quality of people's lives and focuses particularly on areas of social need to help the most disadvantaged fulfil their potential. The Foundation works with registered charities, industrial and provident societies, exempt charities and community interest companies or organisations applying for charitable status.  The Foundation also runs a programme committed to a society where all children, young people and adults should be able to live free from fear of physical, emotional or sexual abuse in personal relationships or by strangers.  For more information visit

Garfield Weston Foundation
The Garfield Weston foundation are a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, their aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.

Big Lottery: Reaching Communities
This funding is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Grants are available from £10,000 upwards and the funding can last for up to 5 years. If you think you need more than £500,000 you must call Big Lottery before you apply to discuss why you believe a larger project is appropriate. There is no upper limit for total project costs.

Reaching communities can fund salaries, running costs and a contribution towards core costs and equipment. They can also fund up to £100,000 for land, building or refurbishment capital costs.
For more information please visit or call the advice line on 08454 102030.

The Allen Lane Foundation
The Allen Lane Foundation fund small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations. We fund particular beneficiary groups – currently these are:
• Asylum seekers and refugees
• Gypsies and Travellers
• LGBTQ communities
• Migrant communities
• Offenders and ex-offenders
• Older people
• People experiencing mental health problems
• People experiencing violence or abuse
The average grant size is around £5,000 - £6,000, please visit for more information.

Mansfield Building Society Community Support Scheme
The Mansfield Building Society Community Support Scheme is provided and administered by the Mansfield Building Society. Funding is intended to support local groups in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire carrying out activities that improve the quality of life in local communities. Voluntary groups and registered charities can apply. You can apply for up to a max of £500.



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