Funders based in Cheshire and Cheshire East 
that want to specifically fund local projects just like yours


A list of some of the funders who work with local projects is below:

Please click on the fund for more information.

Cheshire East Council - Community Grant Scheme

The CEC Community Grant Scheme provides grants between £250 up to £5,000. The Council is looking to support projects, activities and events which improve the quality of life for local communities. 

Safer Communities Fund

Small grants are available to local voluntary and community groups in Cheshire for projects that tackle local concerns and reduce crime in their local community through the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. Max £5000, the next deadline in October 2018.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is for local groups in Cheshire with projects that address the following issues:

  • Supporting victims.
  • Protecting vulnerable people.
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour and drugs.
  • Improving road safety.
  • Promoting a safe night-time economy.

Cheshire Community Foundation - Grants Scheme

Cheshire Community Foundation provide grants of up to £25,000 to support a wide range of charitable activity aimed at improving the quality of life for local people in Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester and Warrington. They give grants to groups addressing priority needs in these communities and for whom a small amount of money can make a really big difference. 


The Morgan Foundation

The Foundation provides grants to support projects that support organisations helping children, families, elderly, disabled and socially isolated. The Foundation supports projects within their remit area (which is to to the west of the M6).  


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. The Foundation supports projects within their remit area (which is to to the west of the M6).  


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. 


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.


Crewe Town Council

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


Knutsford Town Council

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



C4C provide 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.


Nantwich Town Council

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. 


Sandbach Town Council

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


Wilmslow Town Council

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.


Alsager Town Council

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


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.


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 be made at any time.


Does your organisation need some help finding funding?

The Membership Services Team can offer full help and support to CVS Cheshire East Member organisations when submitting applications.

Email: or Tel: 01270 763100

Not a CVS Cheshire East Member? Find out more about Membership here.