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Architectural Heritage Fund - Cultural Recovery Programme

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 9 November 2020 | 12 noon

Grants are available for charities and social enterprises in England occupying historic buildings to develop new business plans and strategies in light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Maximum Value: £ 50,000

New £200k fund for community groups launches

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Dozens of groups and organisations working with vulnerable communities in Staffordshire are set to benefit from a new county council fund launched today (Monday 12 October 2020).

The £200k #DoingOurBit Community Grants Scheme is now open for applications from groups who work with and support vulnerable communities, particularly older residents and families.

Doing our Bit Community Grants Scheme

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Closing date: Monday 9 November 2020 | Midday

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. 

To help, we’re offering grants of up to £2,500 to groups that are making a difference to vulnerable older people or children and families in Staffordshire.


Together Active logo

Thu 8 Oct 2020

Closing date: 25 October 2020 | Midnight

Support our local community clubs, organisations and other groups through the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can apply for grants of up to £5,000.  The fund will only support those organisations that are providing physical activities for audiences from one or more of the groups listed.

Archives Revealed - Scoping Grants

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Application deadline:  11 January 2021 | midday

Fund Value: £ 45,000 | Maximum Value: £ 3,000 | The maximum grant available is £3,000.

Archives Revealed is a new funding programme from The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust which supports the cataloguing of archive collections. It is the only funding stream in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives.

Weston Culture Fund Opens for Applications

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 9 November 2020 | 5pm

The new one-off Weston Culture Fund is now open for applications from performing, visual and literary arts organisations, arts centres, independent cinemas and accredited museums and galleries.

Postcode Dream Trust Launches Postcode Recovery Fund

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 30 October 2020

The Postcode Recovery Fund is provided with funding from the Postcode Dream Trust, which was created to provide opportunities for charities to deliver their dream projects through collaboration. The Trust’s work has been realigned this year to support coronavirus/COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Lichfield City Council Grant Awards

Wed 23 Sep 2020

Closing date: 4 January 2021

The City Council invites applications for grants to be funded from the City Council's budget each year. The closing date for applications from Clubs, societies and other voluntary groups in the City of Lichfield  to apply for a grant from the 2021/22 budget is 4 January 2021. 


Wed 16 Sep 2020

No closing date specified

The CEF fund has been created to add benefit over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands. In Stafford District this will include: 

Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Fri 11 Sep 2020

No closing date specified

The National Emergency Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.