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The Mercia Park Community Fund

The Mercia Park Community Fund, managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation

Round 4 is opening: Thursday 18th November 2021 and will close on midday on Friday 4th February 2022

Groups will be notified in April with project to starting from May 2022 onwards for a maximum 12 month period (projects must be completed by May 2023)

The Aims of the Fund

The Mercia Park Community Fund will give grants to projects for Round 4 that:

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust - Support

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) recently appointed a West Midlands Development Manager to enhance CRT financial and practical support to VCSE organisations operating within the region's coalfields.  Richard Stevens joined the team in September and stated “I’m really looking forward to supporting the fantastic work being done to deliver positive outcomes for coalfield communities.”

Staffordshire County Council Climate Action Fund

Climate change is one of Staffordshire County Council’s top priorities and we are committed to reaching net-zero by 2050 after declaring a climate change emergency in 2019.

This is the second round of the Climate Action Fund. The funding is for non-for-profit organisations to make sustainable changes.

About the fund

Every county councillor has £1,500 to award to projects in their area

Councillor’s can give up to £500 per project, but organisations can approach more than one councillor to receive up to £2,500.

Your Housing Group Funding

Community groups in the Staffordshire Moorlands area can now apply for up to £2,000 from our brand new funding programme.

It's in your hands is a pot of money - £50,000 - that we have made available for our community groups and organisations to support and help them make a real difference to their neighbourhoods.

Each year, groups who fulfill the criteria can apply for money to go towards something that will help to improve the outcomes in the areas where they live.

The Matthew Good Foundation

No closing date specified

Grants for Good is our first fund that invites charities, community interest companies and social entrepreneurs to apply to us directly for funding.

Every three months, we’ll share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.

Landscape Partnership Inspires and Enables Children and Young People to Benefit from Being Outdoors in the South West Peak

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

Rescue Centre Grants

Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Through the Support Adoption for Pets Grant Programme, charities and not-for-profit organisations which rescue and rehome pets or provide temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners can apply for funding of up to £10,000 or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount.

Income Generation and Funding

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both those new to the world of funding and those who simply need a refresher.


As the voluntary sector continues to face the hardship of funding cuts it is becoming increasingly necessary for community groups and organisations to generate and manage income from multiple sources. This introductory session will provide guidance to identify ways to maximise opportunities to generate additional income for organisations.

Topics covered:

• Basic overview of funding bids and terminology used

‘Captain Tom’ Funding for Communities in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent!

Express Your Interest now in NHS Charities Together - Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent funding.

Remember Captain Tom? Well here is another local result of his heroic fundraising efforts, some £400,000 of investment into local communities is on its way. We know that many community groups and organisations across Staffordshire are working extremely hard to support the people who need it most within our communities.