Funding Opportunities

This page highlights the funding opportunities available to our local sector.

Grant Read Through Service for CVS Members

CVS Development Officers can read through any bids prior to submission, or even support the writing of a bid. It can be so useful for someone outside your organisation to read through grant applications. Something may make sense to you, but not to a potential funder and could jeopardize your chances of a successful grant application.

Get in touch with your organisation's CVS Development Officer or contact CVS directly us and we will be delighted to help you with your bids: email enquiries@cvsce.org.uk or call 01270 763100.

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Time Limited Funding Opportunities

Funding body Fund Deadline
Cheshire East Council

Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grant

In recognition of the vital role played by the voluntary, community and faith sector in both the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the recovery, this time limited fund has been developed by the council to support local organisations through this pandemic. The aim of the Covid-19 community...

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Friday, 4 December, 2020
120 days remaining
The Assura Community Fund

The Assura Community Fund

Grants between £1000 to £5000 • within a 15-mile radius of an Assura Healthcare building (Chelford, Macclesfield, Crewe, Nantwich) • Deadline 14th September 2020 This programme will support health and wellbeing* projects for charitable organisations delivering services within a 15-mile radius of...

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Monday, 14 September, 2020
39 days remaining
The Radcliffe Foundation

Music Grants

Applications can be made to either the Music Scheme (next deadline 31st August) or the Heritage & Crafts Scheme (next deadline 31st July).  The Radcliffe Trust will only accept on-line applications.

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Monday, 31 August, 2020
25 days remaining
Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

Manchester Airport offers grants to community groups responding to Coronavirus crisis Airport Trust Fund encourages applications from organisations providing support during this  pandemic Grants of up to £3k available Special meeting to be held to ensure speedy payment...

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Friday, 28 August, 2020
22 days remaining
Social Enterprise Support Fund

Social Enterprise Support Fund

Grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 that must be spent within six months for social enterprises • Funding for activities supporting people and communities affected by COVID-19; and/or • Helping organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they are facing as a result of the crisis....

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Thursday, 20 August, 2020
14 days remaining
Cheshire Community Foundation

Covid-19 Response Grants Programme – Longer Term Emergency Response

The overall aim of the Programme is to support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The programme is now transitioning from the initial immediate relief phase, to the ‘longer-term emergency phase’, the definition for which...

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Wednesday, 12 August, 2020
6 days remaining
Power to Change

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme

  Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme offers grants up to £100,000 to community organisations in England who are facing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support people who are at high...

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Tuesday, 11 August, 2020
5 days remaining
UK Home Office

Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme - Apply for funding for security measures to protect against hate crime.

The Home Office is pleased to announce that the fifth round of the Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme is now open for applications until 23:59 on the 9 August 2020.  The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is a key commitment of our 2016-2020 Hate Crime...

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Sunday, 9 August, 2020
3 days remaining
The Radcliffe Foundation

Heritage & Crafts Scheme

Applications can be made to either the Music Scheme (next deadline 31st August) or the Heritage & Crafts Scheme (next deadline 31st July).  The Radcliffe Trust will only accept on-line applications.

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Friday, 31 July, 2020
National Lottery Heritage Fund

Heritage Emergency Fund

The £50m fund will be available for grants of between £3,000 and £50,000. It is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature. Organisations which...

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Friday, 31 July, 2020
Cheshire Community Foundation

Cheshire Minds Matter

This fund has been specifically set up by a number of donors wishing to capacity build organisations who support the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable people affected by COVID-19. Grants will support capacity, new ways of working, innovation and improve the ability to adapt, thrive and...

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Thursday, 30 July, 2020
Aviva Community Fund

Aviva Community Fund

The COVID-19 outbreak is a challenging time for many. We know that now, more than ever, small charities need our support. That is why we have broadened the criteria of the Aviva Community Fund to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by...

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Tuesday, 28 July, 2020
Metro Charity

LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund

  You need to register your interest on the website to get further details.. LGBTQ+ organisations and groups across the UK will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to support their vital role in supporting LGBTQ+ communities through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. METRO...

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Charity Bank

Resilience and Recovery LOAN Fund

Working capital loans for charities and social enterprises experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund, offered by Social Investment Business (SIB), has been expanded and improved to make more loans to charities and social...

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BBC - Children in Need

The Next Steps Programme

The Next Steps programme is our response programme designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations will be able to apply for between £5,000 and £80,000 for projects commencing in September 2020. These grants can last up to 18...

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Ongoing Funding Opportunities

Funding body Fund
The Sandstone Ridge Trust

Stepping Stones Grants

Grants of up to £750 are available for community groups and schools for projects that promote the conservation and enhancement of the landscape and natural beauty of the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge. More about the fund can be found here. The Grant Application Form can be found here. Applications can...

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Macclesfield Town Council

Macclesfield Town Council Community Grants

Funding for community and voluntary groups who work and make a difference in the town of Macclesfield.

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Middlewich Town Council

Middlewich Town Council

Funding for community and voluntary groups who make a difference to the community of Middlewich. Application form and more details can be found here.

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Alsager Town Council

Alsager Town Council Grants

Grants to help voluntary groups, local organisations and clubs in the town.

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Wilmslow Town Council

Wilmslow Town Council Grants

Grants for community and voluntary groups to support their work in Wilmslow. Wilmslow Town Council considers grant recommendations from its Finance Committee on a quarterly basis at its main Council meeting.

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Sandbach Town Council

Sandbach Town Council Grants

Grants for community and voluntary groups delivering services in Sandbach. Grant applications are discussed in the Town Councils quarterly finance meetings.

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Nantwich Town Council

Nantwich Town Council Grants

Grants for Community and voluntary groups delivering services in Nantwich.  The deadline for applications between £500 - £5000 is 1st October for payment in April the following year.  Applications for small grants up to £500 are invited throughout the year.

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Congleton4Congleton

Congleton4Congleton Grants

C4C provides grants which make a difference to the local community of Congleton. Applications above £1000 are reviewed three times a year within the Cheshire Community Foundations timetable.

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Knutsford Town Council

Knutsford Town Council Community Grants

Grants of up to £10,000 to give to projects which bring a benefit to the Knutsford Community.

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Crewe Town Council

Crewe Town Council Grants

Grants are available to community groups and projects that are based in or benefit the people of Crewe.

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Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust

Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust

Provides grant funding for a variety of charities from £1,000 to £3,000. Deadlines for applications are 30th June and 31st December with Trustees meeting in March and September.

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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund

The Fund provides grants of up to £3,000 for funds to support neighbourhood and community projects throughout the area near to the airport. Organisations that are within a 10 mile radius of the airport are eligible to apply.

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Williams Family Foundation

Williams Family Foundation

The Williams Foundation provides funding for Registered Charities that aid those in need, including young people, the elderly, people with learning or physical disabilities and people of ill health.

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Tudor Trust

Tudor Trust

Tudor makes grants and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. They particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes...

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Three funding initiatives- Safety From: Spaces To: Try for Change Thriving, Not just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health, To find out more click here.

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