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Voluntary Organisation Grants

Rochford District Council offers small grants to local voluntary and community groups in the District. 

We are now open to applications from community and voluntary organisations in the district of Rochford that are representative of their local community.

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The funding is available to groups in the district that provide support for residents, monies are available up to £1000 for projects that aligns outcomes with those local strategic priorities as detailed in the Council’s Business Plan and the with the 4 priorities of the Castle Point & Rochford Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2025 

The closing date for application is Sunday 11th June.

All applicants will be contacted in due course.

Other funding 

Other funding is available to help groups and communities. We have listed these below and links to more information:

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery offers small grants between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community groups to support people and communities impacted by COVID-19. You can find out more on The National Lottery Community Fund website.

Arts Council Open Funds

For a list of Arts Council funding and further information, please visit the funding page on the Arts Council website.

Funding support for sports and activity clubs

Sport England 

Sport England have opened a Small Grants Programme which seeks to develop opportunities for communities to get more people physically active and we'll support new projects through providing National Lottery funding of between £300 and £15,000.

Sport England’s Active Together fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund, up to £10,000, successful Crowdfunder campaigns from a total pot of £7.5m.

Their Places and Spaces Fund is a £7 million pot with up to £10,000 available in match funding for Crowdfunder projects, as part of a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games package to help community sport and physical activity groups improve places and spaces across England.

To find out which funding streams you can apply for, please visit Sport England website