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Stafford Borough Council Small Grants

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

You can apply for a grant of up to £20,000.

We Love Lichfield submission deadline approaching

We Love Lichfield is an endowment fund, and provides funding to community and voluntary organisations across the whole Lichfield district, including in Burntwood and the surrounding villages.  There are 2 rounds of funding every year, one in May and one in November, and the deadline for application submissions is Friday 3rd May 2019.

You can apply for a grant of up to £1,000.

Stafford Funding Fair

This Funding Fair is an opportunity to meet with funders, consider a range of funding you may not have previously considered, gain an insight into a funder’s way of thinking and discuss your group or organisation’s funding needs.

The event is FREE to any charity or voluntary/community group operating in Staffordshire.

Refreshments will be provided.

Spaces are limited to two per organisation. If you require more, please contact matthew@staffscvys.org.uk to see if this is possible.

£100,000 of National Lottery funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer. This is thanks to a partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. 

Calor Rural Community Fund

Calor offer rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Projects supported could be anything from redecorating your community centre or village hall; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups. Calor are open to ideas

They offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects that provide an on-going service for local communities.

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can submit their projects for funding.