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.




  • Chorley 4 Community

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

  • Community Funding Event

    If you are you looking for funding for your club, community group, school or organisation this would be of great benefit.

    We deliver an annual funding evening which brings together funding providers to give advice and guidance on new and existing funding streams and help with building a successful application. Example of funders would be: Big Lottery, Adactus, Sport England.

    It also provides groups with the chance to network with other local like-minded groups and share your ideas.

    You can find the presentations and information from the latest event on May 23 in the ‘download it’ section on the right.

    We will launch the date for the next event in early 2019.​

  • Small Community Grant Funding 2018/19

    The application process for Chorley Council Small Community Funding 2018/19 is now closed.

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