Other Funding

Erewash Voluntary Action Service Monthly Funding Bulletin

Each month Erewash Voluntary Action produce an updated list of potential funding opportunities. The latest detailed monthly bulletins can be found on their Funding Information page. For further information please contact Catriona Paterson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0115 9466740. 

Examples of other potential sources of grant funding include:

Erewash Voluntary Action CVS

Erewash Small Grant Scheme  - applications can be made at any time as there are no deadlines. The scheme has three priority themes and applicants must meet at least one of the themes to be eligible to apply for an award of up to £1,500. The priority themes include: health inequalities, community wellness, building resilience. For more information please contact erewashvoluntaryaction.org.uk or visit their website. or call 01773 525 860. 

Foundation Derbyshire

Applications can be submitted at any time as there are no deadlines. Grants up to £2,500 are available, which can be used to support core running costs, equipment, resources or new ideas. £2,500. Please visit their website or call 01773 525 860.

National Lottery Community Fund

Awards for All England Applications can be submitted at any time. Voluntary, community organisations and schools, etc. across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years. Information about how to apply for a grant can be found on their website or by calling 0345 410 2030.

B and Q Foundation

Applications can be submitted at any time and organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest in the first instance. Grants up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that improve homes and community spaces for those most in need, such as those experiencing homelessness, financial hardship, poor health, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. Full details about the scheme can be found on their website.

Covid 19 Community Fund - Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council's Public Health team recognise that a number of community and voluntary sector organisations would benefit from additional resources to continue to support those most affected by the pandemic.

The COVID-19 Community Fund aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations by providing much needed funding. This allows them to continue to play a key role in the local response to COVID-19 and to improve the health and wellbeing of Derbyshire residents.

Formally constituted and non-constituted organisations can both apply for funding until 30 June 2024.

More information can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) Members Community Grants

The DCC members' Community Leadership Scheme allocates all 64 county councillors an annual fund of £3,860 which can be used to support projects in their Division.

Organisations seeking support under the scheme should contact their local county councillor explaining the nature of the project, the amount sought, what other funding may be available, and how it will benefit the community.

See contact details and the divisions of the nine DCC Councillors who represent the borough on Derbyshire County Council.

 For more information contact the relevant member or visit Derbyshire County Council Community Leadership Scheme. 

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Community Investment Fund

This fund is administered by Foundation Derbyshire and has four main themes. Applicants must ensure their application fits at least one of the following themes:

  • Activities that help to reduce anti-social behaviour and other causes of crime within your community;
  • Activities that support vulnerable young people who are either at risk of committing crime or becoming the victims of crime;
  • Projects that promote personal and/or community safety;
  • Projects that help to improve your local community either through an activity that bring everybody in the community together or through improving the community physically (renovating a building or creating a new community space).

Type of Project costs funded:

Capital (any items of equipment) although it is unlikely to fund substantial building works;

Revenue (any non-equipment costs) including ongoing running costs for a project or group;

One off events and one-off projects;

The Fund will not consider contributing to projects costs exceeding £5,000 and the maximum grant is currently £1,000.

Closing Dates

There are no fixed closing dates, the panel only meets twice a year. If your project is time sensitive please contact Foundation Derbyshire Grants team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01773 525860 to ensure your project will receive a decision before any planned activity or costs are met.

Examples of grants that could be made:

£250 towards the cost of security shutters for a community village hall;

£200 for flyers, publicising a holiday activity club for children and young people;

£150 towards annual room hire charges for a young people’s music club;

£225 for publicity and insurance for a community festival;

Making An Application

Foundation Derbyshire website contains an online application form. Applicants will need to have a valid e-mail address to access the application process. If you do not wish to complete the form on-line but would prefer to hand write your bid then please contact Derbyshire Foundation Grants Team on 01773 525860.