Our process

Thank you for interest in apply for funding through the Community Foundation. Applying for funding for your project through the Community Foundation couldn't be easier, simply follow the four steps below:

  1. Please read the Essential Information before applying. 

  2. Click here to see our list of funds. Based on the criteria of the fund, pick one that is right for you.

  3. Complete the Online Application Form and attach your supporting documents

  4. Wait to hear - we aim to give you a decision within 3 months of the deadline

  5. Report back on your project. If you receive a grant, we will ask you to send us an End of Grant report.

Useful Information

Please note that we do not award retrospective grants – be sure to allow plenty of time to go through the grants process. For groups applying we would recommend you allow a minimum of 3 months. The process for individuals can be turned around quicker but please do still allow plenty of time, the process can take up to 2 months.

For more information read our Frequently asked questions

Get in touch

Our grants process is designed to be as simple as possible but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our grants team.

  0330 440 4900 


Total number of grants awarded = £3.23m

Average grant size = £4,864

Number of grants = 664

Beneficiaries = 473,000


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