The Social Investment Business has given out £10m in grants as part of the Community assets and services grants programme made available by Department for Communities & Local Government to help with feasibility studies or the initial setup of the service. This grant programme has now closed and pre-feasibility, feasibility and capital grants are no longer available.
Applications for capital grants closed on 26 June 2014.
Applications for feasibility grants closed on Friday 31 October 2014.
Applications for feasibility grants closed on Tuesday 30 September 2014.
Other funding sources
We have put together a list of other funding opportunities that are available including advice services, search engines, organisations and funding through social finance, community shares and crowd funding. But please note that sources of funding are changing all the time and therefore the information contained in the document link below should not be treated as comprehensive. It is intended as a starting point to help you in your search for funding for your project or organisation.
You can download our other sources of funding guide here.
Other grants available
The Homes & Communities Agency’s (HCA) Community Led Project Support Fund of £14 million for community led projects. The funding is for community groups wanting to build new facilities or improve their existing premises. In London, the funding is administered by the GLA.
Reaching Communities supports projects that improve or replace existing buildings where a wide range of community activities take place. Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities who are most in need. To support this aim Reaching Communities buildings will only support buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England.
Communitybuilders has £2.5 million in some of the best, most promising examples of sustainable, community regeneration projects in England.
Awards for All offers small grants and aims to improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.
Funding Central is a useful online guide to over 4,000 grants, contracts and loans.
The National Community Land Trust Network has just launched a new grants programme for peer to peer learning.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC) and the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) are launching the New Councils grants programme, a set of grants that aim to encourage the creation and continuation of parish councils in England. Numerous grants are available for parish councils in different categories. You can read more here.