Grants for groups

We run a range of grants programmes for community groups and charities in Wiltshire and Swindon including several managed on behalf of other funders

Our grants support projects that improve people’s lives Wiltshire and Swindon. We focus on supporting grassroots and small to medium-sized organisations that are working with people on low incomes. A full list of our current grant programmes is below.

If you have any further questions or would like advice on how to apply you can contact the Grants Team on 01380 738985 or by email info@wiltshirecf.org.uk.

Community Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 per year for up to three years

Our community grants programme supports projects  that improve people's lives in Wiltshire and Swindon. We prioritise applications from grassroots and small to medium-sized organisations that are working with people on low incomes.

Our grants panel make decisions 4 times per year. Our next Panel meeting will be in early March 2022

Open for applications

Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund Small Grant

Grants of up to £2,000

This programme supports projects which will improve the lives of people living in the parish areas of: Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon.

Closing date for applications 7 January

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Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund Large Grant

Grants of up to £20,000

Schools, academies and colleges as well as registered and non-registered charities and community groups can apply for this programme. Projects must have a focus on science, technology, engineering, maths, environment, health or play and must benefit communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park.

Closing date for applications 7 January

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Wessex Water Foundation Community Fund

Grants of up to £3,000

The  Wessex Water Foundation Community Fund  supports charitable and community activities that aim to improve the lives of local people by building stronger communities and bringing communities together.

The programme is now closed

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Haydon Wick

Grants of up to £3,000

This programme support charities and voluntary organisations based in, or whose work substantially benefits, the people of Haydon Wick and its immediate area.

This programme is now closed

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Wessex Water Environment Fund

Grants of up to £1,500

The Wessex Water Environment Fund supports charitable and community activities which improve the local environment and have a positive impact on the quality of life for the local area. 

Funding is available to local organisations in the Wessex Water area. 

This programme will reopen for applications in May 2022

Applications Closed

Office of Police & Crime Commissioner Grants

Grants of up to £3,000

The programme helps local groups address issues of crime and anti-social behaviour. 

This programme is currently closed for applications. We anticipate it will re-open for applications later in this financial year.

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High Sheriff Awards

Grants of up to £3,000

The programme support projects which bring communities together to tackle local issues. Applications are expected to focus on one or more of the following areas: anti-social behaviour, crime in local neighbourhoods, drug and alcohol-related crime, reducing re-offending, violence against women and girls or youth crime.

Currently closed for applications

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