Grants and Funding

Chorley Council recognise the valuable role that voluntary, community and faith groups play in enhancing the life of the people of Chorley. We are committed to supporting local groups and organisations across Chorley to access opportunities and secure funding to improve services and facilities in your local area.

The Chorley 4 Community portal enables you to search through the hundreds of Government, Lottery, charitable trust and other funds available to you on a European, national, regional and local basis.

 

  

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  • Chorley 4 Community

    The Chorley 4 Community portal provides comprehensive coverage of all available funding opportun​ities, including European Union, national Government programmes, regional schemes and local initiatives.

    The easy-to-use funding search tool allows organisations and individuals to find out what funding is available by simply selecting drop-down lists, such as what you want funding for or what type of group you are. It also includes a number of proactive features that enable you to set up automatic email alerts so you are first to know when relevant new or updated funds are added, as well as signing up to weekly newsletters packed with the latest funding announcements.

    To access the Chorley 4 Community portal simply click here.

  • Small Community Grant Funding 2018/19

    The application process for Chorley Council Small Community Funding 2018/19 is now open and will remain open for a period of eight weeks to allow VCFS organisations to submit applications, therefore the closing date is Friday 6 July 2018.
     
    Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations are invited to submit applications (up to a maximum of £500) to enable them to enhance the life of people in Chorley, supporting better outcomes e.g. social inclusion. :

    • The organisation must be a voluntary, community, faith sector group operating within the borough of Chorley
    • Individuals cannot apply for funding
    • The organisation must have a group bank account
    • Your organisation must help to deliver the Council priorities and be based on local need; and that
    • The organisation has not had a Councillor Community Grant awarded for the same financial year

    Any funding awarded must be used by the end of the financial year (by 31 March 2019), and confirmation of the spend and outcomes will need to be provided.

    To apply for the funding please complete the online application form in the download it section.

    To search for alternative funding please visit the Chorley 4 Community portal here​.

  • Rural Community Grant Scheme 2017

    The application process for Chorley Council Rural Community Grant Scheme Funding 2017 will open on Monday 13 February 2017 and the closing date for applications will be Friday 24 March 2017.

    Rural Community Grant Scheme Funding is available to provide small amounts of funding (up to a maximum of £250) to voluntary, community or faith sector groups operating within the rural wards of Chisnall, Pennine, Lostock, Eccleston & Mawdesley, Heath Charnock & Rivington, Brindle & Hoghton and, Wheelton & Withnell to assist with one-off group costs.

    The following criteria must be fulfilled:

    • The organisation must be a voluntary, community, faith sector group operating within the above rural areas
    • Individuals cannot apply for funding
    • The organisation must have a group bank account
    • The organisation or project must be based on local need with evidence provided in the application
    • Evidence must be provided in the application that the organisation or project will involve local residents and will be focused on improving the appearance of the local area and or improving the social quality of life for residents living in these areas.

    You can print off the application form, complete and return it FAO John Hill in the Health and Wellbeing Team at Chorley Council, Union Street Offices PR7 1AL before the closing date of Friday 24 March 2017.

    Alternatively if you are unable to print off the form please collect one from Reception at the Union Street Offices
     
    Applications will be considered week commencing Monday 27 March 2017, with an aim to inform all applicants of the outcome within four weeks of this deadline.

    To search for larger amounts, running costs or alternative funding please visit the Chorley 4 Community portal.