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.

    There is also a help and advice section which includes lots of valuable information about what the different types of funding are, quick guides on applying for funding, what funders are looking for, and how to make a successful application.​

    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.

    This years event will be on Tuesday 14th May from 6PM at Chorley Town Hall

    To book your place at this event, please click here

  • Small Community Grant Funding 2019/20

    The application process for our small community grant funding is now open - Closing date Friday 28th June 2019

    Funding up to a maximum of £500 available

    What are we looking to fund
    Applications should aim to enhance the life of people in Chorley which could include:
    • Providing recreational activities
    • Enabling residents to feel proud of where they live
    • Supporting residents to take an active part in their community
    • Helping to make communities Healthier
    • Helping to keep neighbourhoods clean and safe
    • Providing employment or education opportunities

    Who can apply
    • Voluntary, community, faith sector group operating within Chorley
    • Must have a group bank account
    • Not had a Councilor Community Grant awarded this year
    • Individuals cannot apply
    • Funding must be spent between 1st September 2019 and 28th February 2020
    To apply
    • Application Form can be found in our ‘download it’ section on the right
    • Send your completed application to contact as detailed on the bottom of the form

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